Lebanon Valley College Magazine • Summer 2010
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in the Life
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Volume 24 Number 2
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Jeff Zimmerman '13
and Sarah Beatty '13
13 A Week in the Life of the Valley
From Funkhouser resident assistant and La Vie Collegienne editorial
meetings on Monday, March 1 5, to LVCLive and a women s lacrosse
game on Saturday, March 20, we invited photographers to campus
to capture a week in the life of the Valley. Inside, peek into a week
at the College and view many additional photos online at
\ r alle) News & Notes
25 Class News & Notes
On the Cover: Brandine Williams '1 2, co-editor of the Quittapahilla
Yearbook, studies with a friend in the Peace Garden.
Inside Cover: Dusk on the academic quad — the Gazebo is a popular
site for student music performances. The Mund College Center, in the
background, will soon undergo its first major renovation since 1972. Plans
are underway for a more than $1 2-million renovation that will improve
dining facilities, provide additional meeting space for students, and
combine many student services in one location.
Editor's Notes: Correction: Trent Hollinger '01 resides in Canton, Mo., and not
in Canton, Miss., as was written on page 32 of the Fall 2009 issue of The Valley.
In addition to many photos showing campus life at LVC, several additional
news and notes articles may be found online at thevalleyonline.lvc.edu.
Valley News & Notes
Presents Combat Flag to LVC
n gratitude for all the help he received from LVC
during his deployment with the National Guard, SPC
Michael S. Bixler '11 of Cleona presented a special flag
to LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald in February.
MacDonald, also a U.S. Army veteran, said he was honored
to receive the flag, which had been carried on a Sept. 6, 2009,
combat mission over Iraq.
"This flag is a token of my appreciation," Bixler explained.
Bixler came to LVC as a history major in 2005, but left
the College after the spring 2008 semester to serve with
the General Support Aviation Battalion. In January 2010,
he came home after finishing a nine-month tour of duty
at Tallil Air Base in Iraq with the 28th Combat Aviation
Brigade of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He said his
base was occasionally subjected to rocket fire.
Bixler, a graduate of Lebanon High School, came to
LVC on a Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP)
scholarship. LVEP is run jointly by Lebanon Valley College
and the Lebanon School District to encourage secondary
school students with academic potential and the probable
need for financial aid to pursue education after high school.
Until he resumes his studies in the fall, Bixler will continue
his work servicing Chinook helicopters at Fort Indiantown
Gap. He hopes to become an army officer after he graduates
LVC Math Major Wins Prize at National Conference
Curt Cenci '11 of Emmaus, a mathematical sciences major, won
a monetary prize in January at the Mathematical Association of
America Undergraduate Poster Session in San Francisco, Calif.
Cenci received one of 32 prizes awarded out of 233 entries from
across the U.S. His poster was based on research conducted
under the direction of advisors Dr. David Lyons, associate
professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scott
Walck, associate professor of physics, during
summer 2009. For more information on student-
faculty research in mathematics and physics at LVC,
Quantum Information and 1-Dimensional
Stabilizers in Multiparty States
LVC Students Served
and Marched on Martin
Luther King Jr. Day
Three dozen LVC students honored the
memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of (Frontrow, L to n): Kristin Shoop '13, Alison Brandecker '12, Andrew
Service on Jan. I R. * We did a tot of painting, getting the German '13, andUndsey Irvin (back) volunteered on Martin Luther
house ready for a family to move in" said Caleb Brown King Jr. Day.
'10 of Ephrata, a music and music business major, who was one ot more than 30 students who volunteered with Habitat
lor Humanity of Lebanon County, Inc.
Other students improved facilities in Ixbanon at the iVtairin Luther King Jl Family Life Center, the Lebanon County
Christian Ministries, and Lebanon Family Health Sendees. Interpersonal programs took place at Renova Center in
Lebanon and Kindred Place in Annvilie. Later that day, students and faculty welcomed community members to take part
in a peaceful march on the Annvilie campus, led by LVCs Voices of Spirit Gospel Choir.
New Summer Research Program
The Chemistry Department will participate in Research First, a new program
that will provide opportunities for incoming LVC freshmen to work with
College faculty/student research teams during the summer before their
freshman year of college. This 40-hour per week immersion experience in
scientific research provides incoming students with opportunities to learn many
new laboratory techniques. Participants also receive a stipend, as well as room
and board. A select group of incoming freshmen have been chosen based on
high school records and experience.
LVC Students Present Research
A group of 13 LVC students accompanied Dr. Tim Peelen, assistant professor
of chemistry, and Dr. Wally Patton, associate professor of chemistry, to the
12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and
Biological Sciences in Baltimore. The conference, a prestigious annual showcase
for undergraduate research, is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
More than 40 colleges and universities participated with 192 student papers
presented. LVC students earned three first-place awards and two second-place
awards. Visit www.lvc.edu/chemistry/news.aspx for more information.
New International Studies
Beginning next fall, LVC students will
be able to major or minor in inter-
national studies, an interdisciplinary
program designed to give students a
core of knowledge of an increasingly
interdependent world. Students will
explore international issues and affairs
from political, sociological, cultural,
historical, and economic perspectives
and examine the complex interactions
between the domestic and international
affairs of nations. Students also will
develop the skills necessary for careers
in public service, the private sector,
or academia, selecting from two tracks
within the program: international
affairs or comparative culture. Visit
for more information.
Valley News & Notes
PA National Guard General and Colleges
Against Cancer Honored on Founders Day
Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright, adjutant general of the Pennsyl-
vania National Guard, was honored Feb. 16 with LVCs
Founders Day Award. By honoring her, the College recognized
and thanked all 19,000 members of the PA National Guard
and its 3,000 civilian employees. LVCs Founders Day Award
recognizes individuals whose character and leadership, in
the spirit of the founders of the College, contribute to the
enhancement of life in Central Pennsylvania.
Before presenting the Founders Day Award to Wright,
President Stephen MacDonald said, "Please accept Lebanon
Valley College s admiration and gratitude for your dedication
and devotion to our country. May the men and women you
command continue to serve on our behalf and always return
home safely to their families, friends, and loved ones."
At the same event in Miller Chapel, the student
organization Colleges Against Cancer was awarded
LVC s President s Award, which is given annually to a
student group that contributes to the College mission
and demonstrates vision, informed decision-making, and
preparation for a life of service to others.
President Stephen MacDonald
with Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright
In his remarks, MacDonald acknowledged that Colleges
Against Cancer "raised a total of $46,000 in 2008, and in
2009, they raised $52,000, all of which benefits the effort
to find a cure for cancer." The activities of the 89 students
of Colleges Against Cancer this past year included: a Breast
Cancer Awareness Table in the Mund College Center and
at various athletic events; participation in the Harrisburg-
based fundraiser 'Strides Against Breast Cancer'; and all
of the preparations necessary for the Relay for Life. "The
relay involved more than 500 students from more than 30
student organizations and raised over $45,000 in and of
itself," said MacDonald.
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) received the 2010 President's Award
during Founders Day in February. On behalf of the LVC chapter of
CAC, (I. to r.) Gina DiCamillo '10, Sarah Bronstein '11, and Allison
Hunt '10 received the award from President Stephen MacDonald.
Help the Hearsey Actuarial Science Scholarship Reach its Goal
An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a major challenge gift aimed at increasing the number of donors contributing
to the Dr. Bryan Hearsey Actuarial Science Scholarship. For every $1 donated to the fund between now and Dec. 31, 2010,
the donor will match that gift up to $10,000 total. To date, LVC has raised more than $40,000 toward the $100,000 goal, so please
make your gift today and encourage your classmates and friends to join you. To see the current totals, a list of donors, or to
donate to the Hearsey Scholarship, please visit www.lvc.edu/supportlvc/hearsey.aspx.
Undergraduate Research Conference
Held at LVC
AH Undergraduate Research Conference aimed
at highlighting and promoting college students'
research in the social sciences and humanities,
was held at LVC on Feb. 20. More than 60
faculty and students presented their work in response to the
conference theme, "Social Challenges for the 21st Century."
In addition to LVC, presenters came from Shippensburg
University, and Dickinson, York, Albright, and Juniata
"A tradition of undergraduate research has been well
established in the natural sciences," explained Dr. Christopher
Dolan, assistant professor of history and political science.
"We re involved in a nationwide effort to encourage more
collaboration in the social sciences and humanities."
Dr. Diane Johnson, assistant professor of political
science; Dr. John Hinshaw, chair and associate professor of
history and director of the American Studies Program; and
Dr. Michael Kitchens, assistant professor of psychology,
also direct the undergraduate research program and helped
organize the student conference.
The conference was funded by Lebanon Valley College s
Pleet Initiative, which supports research in the humanities
and social sciences. The Pleet Initiative for Student/Faculty
Research Across the Curriculum is possible through a
generous gift from David and Lynn Pleet of Lebanon. Six
projects involving more than 35 students and 1 1 faculty
members are currently funded under the Pleet Initiative.
The Pleet Initiative has enabled LVC students to present at
two additional national conferences this year. This January,
Dr. Johnson attended the Southern Political Science
Association meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Dwight Decker '09, a
political science major, and Eli Galan '09, a political science
and physics double major, presented their collaborative
research. Gabriel Lincoln-DeCusatis '12, a political
science major, presented his findings at a student research
conference at SUNY-Oneonta, N.Y., in March and took
away the best paper award, for which he received a small
monetary prize. Visit www.lvc.edu/pleet-initiative for more
Guillermo Munoz '10 Chosen for Prestigious
Master Class in Conducting ..&
Music major Guillermo Munoz '10 of Harrisburg was one of
only three student conductors in the eastern United States
chosen for an American Choral Directors Association master
class in February. The selection committee chose Munoz based
on his impressive application/' which included a rehearsal
video, written statement, and letter of recommendation from Dr.
Mark Mecham, LVC's D. Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished
Professor of Music and director of the College's auditioned
Concert Choir, of which Munoz served as president. Munoz, a
native of Chile, was also a member of LVC's select Chamber
Choir and LVC's Guitar Quartet and is a trained classical guitarist.
Valley News & Notes
Native Nations Banquet Celebrates Spring
A Unique Opportunity to learn about Native
Americans through music, storytelling, dance, and food
was held at the College on March 14. The Native Nations
Dance Theater of Philadelphia demonstrated authentic
dances and played traditional instruments. The "Dance
of Green Corn" highlighted how many tribes — including
the Seminole in Florida and the Eastern Woodland tribal
u It is important to expose students and the
community to the diversity of cultures that
they are likely to experience in the world/ 5
nations — celebrated the spring harvest. Diners were invited
to participate in "the smoke dance" and "the round dance."
"There's something about sharing good food, music, and
entertainment that breaks down barriers," said the Rev. Dr.
Paul Fullmer, College chaplain and organizer of the event.
"We come to appreciate a variety of cultures in a very special
way at the banquets and have a great time doing so." Each
semester, the College offers banquets focusing on diverse
religious and cultural experiences.
"It is important to expose students and the community
to the diversity of cultures that they are likely to experience
in the world," said James Felton, LVC s director of
multicultural affairs. "The banquet provides an excellent
opportunity to learn about the legacy and contributions of
Native Americans in the United States."
The Native Nations Dance Theater has presented
authentic American Indian themes to more than 500 schools
and colleges in the United States, Canada, and England. Its
members have been featured in the films Who We Are and in
Tecumseh: We Shall Remain on PBS.
National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Mathematical Physics Research Group
Dr. David Lyons, associate professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scott Walck, associate professor of physics,
were recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their project, ''Entanglement Classification via
Stabilizers and Subsystem States/' The NSF awarded $83,889 to the College for the 2009-2010 academic year, with similar
amounts expected for the next two years. The grant supports ongoing faculty-student research in quantum entanglement
and quantum information theory. Lyons and Walck, in collaboration with student researchers, have published several
papers and given numerous presentations on their research. For more information, visit quantum.lvc.edu/mathphys.
Fifth Annual Student-Run Music Industry Conference
The students in the music business and
recording programs hosted the annual
Fall Music Industry Conference (LVC-
MIC). The students drew professionals
from around the country, including
a member of the band Live, a music
publisher from Colorado, a drummer
who played for Michael Jackson, as
well as LVC graduates of the program.
Among the presenters was Morgan
Stambaugh '08, recording engineer
for Anderson Audio, a premier
audio company founded by Chris
Anderson '95, that has provided the
sound system and crew for the PBS
specials In Performance at the White
House, Kennedy Center Honors, and An
American Celebration at Fords Theater.
Also presenting was Mat Edgcomb '01,
recording engineer at Whitaker
Center, who was recently featured
in Mix magazine and manages all
sound, stage, and lighting for shows
ranging from major music concerts
to Broadway shows. LVC-MIC VI,
set for Nov. 20, 2010, is currently
being planned with panelists including
Grammy-nominated producer David
Ivory scheduled to participate.
LVC Earns First Berth in
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
jketball team made its Brst-evcj app rnament rhis
March, ultimately losing to Medaille College. The ream, which has no seniors on the roster, finished the regular season
Commonwealth Conference champions and ked 1 9th in the nation. Andrea Hoover '11 (sixth from lert)
was named LVCs first-ever conference Plavcf of the Year for women's basketball* and Head Coach Todd Goclowski
pictured) was named Commonwealth Coach of the Year Suzie Noyes '11 nd from left) was named to the All
Common wealth Conference First Team.
Valley News & Notes
Third Annual Pink Zone
Game Sets Attendance Record
For One night Onlv, the LVC women's basketball
team changed its colors to pink, blue, and white when an
all-time record 1,545 fans packed the LVC Gymnasium Feb.
16 for the third annual PinkZone game, a benefit developed
by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in 2007 for
breast cancer awareness.
"When I arrived at LVC, I was hoping to build our
basketball program with a strong sense of community
service," said Head Coach Todd GodowtkL "The NCAA's
Pink Zone initiative really opened the door for us to create
the game here on campus and involve all aspects of our
community in the endeavor."
Sarah Brotistein '10, a member of LVC s own Colleges
Against Cancer, added, "It s a great event for everyone to
get involved. The money raised will go to a great cause —
helping to support research to find a cure in the future."
Music Professor Releases New CD
The Princeton Review
For the seventh
LVC was named one of the best
colleges and universities in the
Northeast by The Princeton
Review. LVC is one of 218
institutions profited in the
"Best in the Northeast" section
of The Best Northeastern
Colleges: 2010 Edition
Athletic Hall of Champions Opens
After a winter of construction, LVCs Hall of Champions
opened in the Arnold Sports Center. The former "Big
Blue Wall" located outside the gym entrance has been
transformed into a series of large, glass trophy cases, along
with an historical mural and a ribbon listing LVC s All-
Americans. The display cases make it possible for hundreds
of trophies and other memorabilia to be publicly displayed
for the first time. Fans can view the game balls from the
Colleges "first" baseball no-hitter and the 1994 NCAA
Mens Basketball National Championship trophy, among
other classic items.
A flat-panel screen also has been installed in the front
hallway, listing the latest LVC news and events, as well as
additional signage and banners. The Hall of Champions
complements the Heilman Center hallway, which has
already seen the addition of LVCs team championship
banners, as well as framed, retired jerseys.
National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Chemistry
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant worth $144,000 to Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of
chemistry, to enable his research group to study new methods for the synthesis of unnatural, Fmoc-protected amino acids.The
grant, awarded as part of the NSF's Research in Undergraduate Institutions Program, will provide summer research salaries for
LVC chemistry students, as well as fund new equipment and monies for student and faculty travel to scientific meetings where
they will present their findings.
Valley News & Notes
Dr. Ford Publishes The Offer:
Stan Pickering Meets the World
LjT. Art .TOrd 59* professor emeritus of English, has published his
second novel. The Offer: Stan Pickering Meets the World (Booksurge Publishing,
2009) tells the story of a middle-aged English professor at a small liberal arts
college in Ohio who accepts his dissertation advisor s request to scatter his ashes
in meaningful locations around the world. Stan travels to England, Greece, Syria,
Malaysia, China, and Russia, depositing his advisor s ashes in locations suitable
for his departed colleague.
The novel is partly autobiographical, describing locations that Ford visited
during a sabbatical in Cambridge, England; during Fulbright appointments
in Damascus, Syria, and Nanjing, China; and as LVC s dean of international
The Offer, as well as Ford s previous novel, Shunned, and his non-fiction book,
Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs: The Lebanon Valley College 1952-53 Basketball
Teams Improbable Run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, can be purchased at the LVC
College Store (www.lvc.edu/collegestore) and on www.amazon.com.
Dietrich Named to Newton and
Adelaide Burgner Professorship in instrumental Music
Dr. Johannes Dietrich, director of the lvc
Symphony Orchestra, was named to the Newton and Adelaide
Burgner Endowed Professorship in Instrumental Music. LVC
President Stephen Mac Donald made the announcement before
a concert featuring the acclaimed Cypress String Quartet from
San Francisco. The professorship was made possible through the
generosity of the late Adelaide Sanders Burgner *43> who established
the fund through a bequest in her will.
It was fitting that Dietrich (far left) was honored during the
Cypress String Quartet concert — the quartet s performances and
half-week residencies at LVC during the last three years were made
possible by Adelaide and her late husband, Newton Burgner '32,
as part of The Newton and Adelaide Burgner Endowed Fund for
Chamber Music. Adelaide Burgner also created The Newton and
Adelaide Burgner Musical Instrument Endowment Fund "to provide
a permanent fund for the acquisition of new musical instruments
and ongoing repairs of musical instruments. " She was the first female
musician in its history to be admitted into the Reading Symphony
Orchestra. She persuaded its conductor to hire her in 1932.
Social Justice Institute Held
The annual Social Justice Institute, held on LVC s
campus each January, has grown from 14 students in the
inaugural year to more than 30 students in 2010. The
institute, co-sponsored by the LVC Office of Multicultural
Affairs and the Office of Student Activities, enables students
and staff to learn more about how oppression impacts true
equality in our society. The three-day diversity leadership
experience included a trip to New York City to visit human
and social service agencies, and to explore various neighbor-
hoods and urban life.
Students participated in training sessions on issues of social
justice and examined social identity groups based on race,
gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The
institute provides strong leadership credentials for resume
enhancement, and participants are eligible to join the Pallas
Society, a campus-based social justice honor society.
The success of the institute is being recognized nationally.
James Felton, LVCs director of multicultural affairs, was
accepted to co-present with two former LVC colleagues
at the National American College Personnel Association
Conference in Boston in March. They presented their work
with the Social Justice Institute and the Pallas Society.
Members of the Social Justice Institute recently gathered for a group photo on the lawn ofKreiderheim. (front row, L to n): Niaomi Lugo '11,
Jordan Senkbeil '13, Ashley Conzelmann '11, Andrew Texter '12, Sara Piasecki '10, Kristin Donohue '12, Jimmy Kroll '11, Violet Witter '12,
and NoeUe Barrett '11; (back row, L to r.): Sean Weal '13, Marcus Cushnie '11, RonnyAcosta '11, Lamont Gayden '13, Omar Sandoval '12,
Robert Ian Miller '12, Amanda Slusaw '12, Garrett Palowitch '12, Anh Tran '11, Devin Couser '12, LisaAdamu '12, Munyaradzi Jakazi
'10, Luisa Perez '12, Eric Jacobs '12, AdamAbruzzo '12, Sherae Jones '11, Antonio Coach '12, James Felton (director of multicultural affairs),
Samantha Gatewood '12, Brian Farkas '12, Kaitlin Miller '11, Christa Levko '12, and Andrea Ferguson, a graduate intern in the office of LVC
Chaplain Paul Fullmer.
Valley News & Notes
Getting to Know Psi Chi:
The National Honor Society in Psychology
LV V^> StUQCritS can join and become involved in a
variety of campus organizations, both social and academic.
One of the most active organizations at LVC, Psi Chi is a
national organization that has been around for more than
The purpose of Psi Chi is to advance the science of psy-
chology and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain schol-
arship of individual members in all fields, particularly in
psychology. Since its development in 1929, more than 300
chapters have been established in colleges and universities of
recognized and accredited standing throughout the United
States. Most of Psi Chi's active members are students. About
half of these are undergraduates majoring or minoring in
psychology, and half are psychology graduate students and
faculty members. All inductees demonstrate scholastic excel-
lence in the field of psychology. Students who are psychol-
ogy and psychobiology majors and/or minors who have
completed nine semester hours of psychology courses, have
achieved a grade-point average of 3.2 in psychology and
3.2 overall, and are ranked in the top 35 percent of their
graduating class are eligible for nomination to Psi Chi. Its
members sponsor a variety of programs designed to augment
and enhance the regular curriculum. One such endeavor is
the Psi Chi Speaker Series, where academic and professional
psychologists are invited to LVC to speak to students about
their work. Psi Chi also engages in various service-oriented
programs (such as spending time with local nursing-home
residents), attend the annual conference of the Eastern
Psychological Association each spring (where students pres-
ent their own research and learn about cutting-edge work in
all areas of psychology), and hold biweekly organizational
meetings. The group also takes part in various social activities,
including the Psychology Department s Holiday Party (at the
end of the fall semester) and End-Of-The-Year Barbecue (at
the conclusion of each spring semester), as well as the Col-
leges Spring Arts Festival. LVCs chapter of Psi Chi is run by
several student officers (elected to their positions each spring),
and is advised by Dr. Michelle Niculescu, assistant professor
of psychology. Prospective members may contact any of these
individuals for additional information about the organization,
or see the Psi Chi bulletin board in the department.
B '1 Mk v V^"'
LVC Students Gain Early
Recognition on Road to Success
10 CClcbr<ltC the success of the newest members of the LVC community, 212
emerging student leaders were honored during a campus reception. The first-year
students were nominated by faculty and other LVC employees prior to the event.
"Our goal is to recognize and celebrate these emerging leaders of the LVC
community and foster their continued development," explained Mike Green, vice
president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. The celebration marked the first
time the awards were given to students.
Greg Krikorian, vice president for student affairs, explained, "We are looking for
students who have stood out in the classroom, in their work with classmates, as student
leaders, in on-campus employment, and on the athletic and performance fields."
Caitlin Harman '13, an early childhood and special education double major from East Berlin, was
recognized as an emerging student leader in February.
in the Life
of the Valley
A hough much may have changed physically over the years on
the LVC campus, you may be surprised to sec how similar the
experience of current students is to those of past LVC under-
graduates. Todays students still write for La Vie, act with Wig
& Buckle, serve as resident assistants in Funkhouser, and
interact personally with members of the faculry. Here is a snap-
shoe of a week in the life of the Valley from March, 2010.
Many more photos can be viewed by visit' 1
You will also find additional campus news and notes there.
Erik Furman '12, a music recording technology
major, plays classic rock during his Extremely Col-
lege Radio Show, which airs weekly on WLVC.
Abby Irwin '12, presents a proposal to Student Gov-
ernment as part of the process Jbr obtaining club
status for Active Minds. Irwin, secretary for Active
Minds, is a music and psychology double major
from Spring Grove.
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Stuart Jeffcoat '10, an English major from Ephrata, Blair Hanson '12 (left) ijm/A /. Hall '11 speak with alumni during the Colleges an-
works out in the Colleges state-of-the-art weight nual Phonathon. Through the Phonathon program, student callers have been reaching
room in the Heilman Center. out to alumni and friends for the past 25 years.
Features Editor Myssa Bender '10 listens intently to a discussion about the upcoming issue o/Xa Vie Collegienne in Mund Emily Gertenbach '11
(far right) and Tony Gorick '11 (back) also write for the student newspaper.
SUMMER 2010 15
Jacob Rhody *12 shags a fly ball at first base during
warm-up before baseballs win over Kings College at
Dr. Chris Dolan, assistant professor of political science and
director of the Colleges newest academic program, inter-
national studies, enjoys his lunch break with his two-year
old daughter, Abigail, and his wife, Holly Gonyea Dolan
(right). The couple also has a five-year old son, Braiden.
Catcher Caitlin Keller '12 warms up before LVC's doubleheader sweep of Juniata College* Keller is a
chemistry major from blip, N. Y.
Dr. Katie Oriel, assistant professor of physical
therapy, observes students from her Health Promo-
tion for Self& Society course as they implement an
aquatic fitness program for children of all abilities
in the community. The program provides an oppor-
tunity for children with disabilities to participate in
fitness activities with their peers.
Lou Sorrentino '54, head mens golf coach and for-
mer LVC athletic director, stops on campus after
working out at the Heilman Center.
Dr. Stacy Goodman, professor of biology (left), dis-
cusses the physiology of muscle twitch with Melissa
Nogiewich '10 during a class in the Neidig-Garber
Science Center. Nogiewich is a health science ma-
jor from Pine Beach, N.J.
SUMMER 2010 17
Amy Nordall '12, an English major from Leba-
non, takes advantage of the campus-wide wire-
less internet access to research a paper outside of
North College Hall
James Felton, director of multicultural affairs,
launches the inaugural dinner celebrating Wom-
en's History Month. Inspired by Judy Chicago's
The Dinner Party, LVC's Office of Multicultural
Affairs invites students, faculty, and guests to pay
tribute to women in history by creating their own
"place settings" celebrating their favorite women
Stuart Malina (far right), music director of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
and LVC Lazin Resident, teaches as a guest conductor in Professor Hannes Diet-
rich's Principles of Conducting class. Lazin Residents participate in class discus-
sion or help teach classes during three days on campus each March.
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president (right), speaks with Stu-
art Malina during a Lazin Series reception at Kreiderheim.
Michael Ardoline '10 (right), a physics and philosophy double major from Enola, discusses his in
professor of philosophy. Ardoline researches philosopher and politician Gianni Vattimo.
t study project with Dr. Bob ValgentU assistant
SUMMER 2010 19
Rob Hosier * 13 prepares his monoprint plate for the press during
Nancy Williams* Printmaking class in the Gladys M. Fencil Build-
ing. Hosier is a computer science and art and art history double
major from Harrisburg.
Art and art history major Erica Trapasso '10 serves as a gallery attendant in the
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. Trapasso is interning at the Princeton Univer-
sity Art Museum this summer.
Professor Linda Summers, assistant professor of education and director of field experiences, explains a project to Michelle Cowdell '11, an elementary edu-
cation major from Manahawkin, N.J. Cowdell s sister, Danielle '09, is the head cheerleading coach at LVC.
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Amanda Foote '12 (above, left), a music recording technology and physics double major from
Tompkinsville, Ky., and Christa Levko '12, a music recording technology major from Hicks-
ville, N. Y., work on a recording console during Dr. Barry Hills Recording Engineering class.
Public Safety Officer Sean Frawley, a former eight-
year member of the United States Capitol Police
force, is well known to students due to his regular
bike rides through campus.
Members ofLVC's chapter of Relay for Life prepare
to launch 200 biodegradable balloons to raise
money for the American Cancer Society. The bal-
loons were personalized with names and messages
for loved ones affected by cancer.
Dramaturge Dr. Kevin Pry '76 (above, center), associate professor of English and advisor to Wig &
Buckle, critiques students* work on a scene during his Advanced Acting class in the Leedy Theater.
Jeff Anderson '09 returned incognito to his alma mater to
cheer on his former teammates during the annual LVC Invi-
tational track and field meet at Arnold Field.
Nick Boaz '10 (left), an ACS (American Chemical Society)
chemistry major from Duncannon, conducts research in the
organic chemistry lab in the Neidig-Garber Science Center.
Boaz will be pursuing graduate studies in organic chemistry
at Princeton University in the fall
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Jeremy Neese '12, a chemistry major from Morgantown, previews
the LVC campus virtual tour in Hammond Hall with Kelly Zim-
merman '12, a mathematics and English double major from Pine
Grove. Sarah Beatty '13, a biology major from MohrsviUe, looks on.
(left to right): Derek Cool, an English major from Fairfield; Katelyn Leibman '10,
a music and French double major from Sinking Spring and Caleb Brown '10, a
music business and music double major from Ephrata, sample French marmalade
during International Culture Day in the Arnold Sports Center.
Rick Voight, adjunct instructor in English (center), applies 'facial hair" to Ashley Conzelmann '11 duringa Stage Makeup for the Actor class, held back-
stage in Leedy Theater, (left to right): Classmates Aleka Liazis '11, Arlene Reiter '11, Bryan Phanthavong '10, andAlyssa Kreider '10 await their turn.
Hundreds of accepted students and their families visited campus on a perfect March day for Live. . . Up Close, a special program hosted by the Admission Of-
fice exclusively for accepted students and held in the LVC Gymnasium.
Lacrosse players (left to right) fennifer Strack '13, Brittany Kreider '12,
Jackie Hoover *13, andKristen Rooney '13 prepare for their 18-14 win
over Kings College.
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president (far left), speaks with an accepted
student and his family during Live. . . Up Close.
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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.
Editor's Note: Due to a major database
conversion during the summer of 2009,
many submitted Class Notes could not be
included in the Fall 2009 Valley. They are
included here in an expanded Class Notes. I
thank all alumni far their patience and hope
that you continue to share your great news
with fellow alumni.
Teresa M. Scianna-Gonder '94 and her
husband, Matthew, welcomed a daughter,
Francesca Maria, into their family on Feb.
Susan Cohen Thorpe '94 and her husband,
Dean Krom, welcomed a daughter, Brooke
Georgette, into their family on May 2,
2009. She joins big brother Jake, 4.
Sandy Bambrick Holt '96 and her
husband, Bill, welcomed a son, William
James, into their family on Nov. 9, 2009.
Beth Schlundt Tinsley '96 and her
husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Jack
Avery, into their family on Feb. 12, 2009.
Jack joins a brother, Luke, and sister,
Megan, who are home schooled by Beth.
Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and her
husband, John, welcomed a daughter,
Cadence Analise, into their family on
March 14, 2009. She joins big brother
Elizabeth Masessa Carmona '98 and her
husband, Willy Carmona '98, welcomed
a son, Zion Manuel, into their family on
Aug. 12, 2009. He joins sister Autumn
Elizabeth, 4, and brother Xander Luis
Antonio, 2. Elizabeth teaches music in the
Randolph Township schools in Randolph,
N.J. Willy teaches music in the Dover
Public School, Dover, N.J.
Stephanie Gipe Hoke '98 and her
husband, Jonathan, welcomed twins,
Grant Joseph and Grace Ann, into their
family on June 5, 2009.
Aaron F. Strenkoski '98 and his wife,
Alicia, welcomed a son, Bryce Patrick, into
their family on Aug. 25, 2009.
Michelle Kercher Hawley '99 and her
husband, Matthew, welcomed a son,
Jhayce Theodore, into their family on Jan.
Melissa Brecht Mullen '99 and her
husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Luke
Matthew, into their family on June 27,
2009. Melissa is a labor relations supervisor
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's
Department of Transportation.
Stephen Andrew Raab '99 and his wife,
Trinda, welcomed a daughter, Nahla
Eveliese, into their family on May 28,
2009. She joins older sister, Ursula
Stephanie Reed Burkholder '00 and her
husband, Ken, welcomed a son, Jacob
Michael, into their family on April 12,
Kristina Windish Gottshall '00 and her
husband, David, welcomed a daughter,
Abigail Lien, into their family on March
Heather Gateau McEndree '00 and
her husband, Brandon McEndree '02,
welcomed a son, Ian Gerard, into their
family on May 8, 2009.
Joya Tobias Morrissey '00 and her
husband, Thomas, welcomed a son,
Thomas III, into their family on Jan. 16,
2009. Joya is the owner of Willow Springs
Estates in Richland.
Brock Kerchner '01 (above) his wife, Kim,
and son, Kyle, welcomed a daughter,
Gabriella Alexsis, into their family on
June 19, 2009. Brock works full time for
Clear Channel Radio in sales and on-air
reporting for the Hershey Bears Hockey
Lynne Tenley Shapiro '01 and her
husband, David Shapiro '99, welcomed
a daughter, Emma Lynne, into their
family on Feb. 13. Dave is the director of
technical services at LVC.
Michelle Walmsley Vigneux '01 and
her husband, Michael, welcomed a son,
Landon David, into their family on Aug.
Andrea Howard Dormer '02 and her
husband, John M. Dormer IV '02,
welcomed a daughter, Anna Elizabeth,
into their family on Nov. 14, 2009. John
received his masters degree in science
education in August 2009 from Walden
University. Andrea was named employee
of the quarter by the West Shore School
District for excellence in teaching.
Jessica Wieand Kiel '02 and her husband,
Timothy, welcomed a daughter, Kira
Marie, into their family on Sept. 16, 2009.
Class News & Notes
Erica Gosart Moser '02 and her husband,
Drew, welcomed a daughter, Kasey Alexis,
into their family on June 13, 2009. She
joins big sister Kaidyn, 3. Erica is a high
school guidance counselor at Agora Cyber
Charter School in Devon.
Mary Hoagland Nason '02 and her
husband, Jeff, welcomed a son, Judah
David, into their family on Nov. 9, 2009.
He joins older siblings Caleb and Leah.
Jennifer Newcomer Stahlnecker '02 and
her husband, Brent, welcomed a daughter,
Megan Nicole, into their family on Oct.
Robin Ahearn Brosius '03 and her
husband, Frederick Brosius Jr. '01,
welcomed a daughter, Luna Claire, into
their family on July 18, 2009. Both
parents are classroom music teachers in the
Anchorage (Alaska) School District.
Emma Kline (above), daughter of Jenna
Micozzi Kline '03 and Jeffrey Scott Kline
'04, will celebrate her second birthday on
Jacklyn "Jacki" Ebert Kratz '03 and her
husband, Eric R. Kratz '04, welcomed a
daughter, Lily Abigail, into their family
on Dec. 14, 2008. Proud maternal
grandparents are Tamlyn Herr Ebert 79
and Thomas C. Ebert 78.
Melissa Youse MacCormack '03 and
her husband, Doug MacCormack '04,
welcomed a son, Colin Douglas, into
their family on Feb. 4. Doug is a financial
advisor and vice president of Fulton
Financial Advisors. Melissa enjoys being a
Jessica Leffler Schock '03 and her
husband, David, welcomed a daughter,
Abigail Marie, into their family on Nov.
6, 2009. Jessica is a human resources
specialist with the Department of the Navy
Kristin Conicelli Sweigard '03 and her
husband, Josh Sweigard '05 f welcomed
a daughter, Ava Anna, into their family
on Dec. 24, 2009. Ava joins big brother
Brodie, who turns 2 on Aug. 15.
Laura Poff Lenker '04 and her husband,
Capt. Ronald Lenker '03, welcomed a son,
Cole Ronald, into their family on June 6,
Jessica Lynn Kender '08 welcomed a
daughter, Mya Alexandra, into her family
on May 18, 2009.
Michael Fink, assistant professor of
physical therapy at LVC, and his wife,
Heather, welcomed a son, Andrew
Michael, into their family on March 5.
Andrew joins older sister Samantha, 2.
Nate Tulli, PC support specialist at LVC,
and his wife, Jess, welcomed a daughter,
Samantha Marie, into their family on Nov.
Scott Walck, associate professor of physics
at LVC, and his wife, Peggy Bright,
welcomed a daughter, Jodi Lynn, into their
family on Dec. 16, 2009. Jodi joins older
brothers Carl, 9, and Dan, 2.
Denise M. Snyder '93 (above, right), and
Mark F. Rajchel were married Aug. 14,
2009, in Lebanon. Wedding photos were
taken at LVC s Peace Garden.
Melvin "Mel" Hellem Jr. '95 and Heather
Ross were married Oct. 10, 2009, in Troy,
Mark E Rajchel and Denise M. Snyder '93
Mich. David Gartner '94, William Saltzer
'95, Christopher Haak '97, and Matthew
Grzywacz '99 were in the wedding party.
Tara L Koslosky '95 and Patrick J.
Hughes were married July 11, 2009, in
Gaithersburg, Md. Heather Merz '96
and Ian Bonner '91 attended. Tara is a
customer support trainer for Hughes
Network Systems in Germantown, Md.
Keith Alan Phoebus '00 and
Angelia Lynn Estepp
Keith Alan Phoebus '00 (above) and
Angelia Lynn Estepp were married Sept.
8, 2009, on the island of Antigua. Jason
Vogtman '00, Dan Pfeil '00, and Ross
Young '99 were groomsmen.
Amanda Lynn Snoke, Esq., '00 (above)
and Matthew Dubbs were married June
13, 2009, in York. Jane Smyser '02 was
a bridesmaid, Carson Snelbaker was ring
bearer, and Kylie Snelbaker was the flower
girl. Carson and Kylie are the children of
Jim Snelbaker '97 r who was in attendance.
Dr. Jennifer Lynne Scheldt '01 and
Frank Zernhelt '00 were married May 15,
2009, in Philadelphia. It was the 10-year
anniversary of their meeting at LVC.
Pamela R. Gaguski '03 (above) and
Gregory C. Baechler were married May 8,
2009, in West Long Branch, N.J. Jennifer
Merriman '04 attended. Pam is the assistant
branch manager at Kearny Federal Savings
Bank in Toms River, N.J.
Lauren Michelle Hindley '03 and Daniel
Patrick Swift '03 were married Aug. 7,
2009, in Media. Kristi Riley-Piatt '03 was
matron of honor and Ann Foose Tavel '03
was a bridesmaid.
(front row, 1. to r.): Sarah O'Connell Kline '04,]udie Leidy Hudacs '04, Angie Warriner '04,
Lauren Gabler Freeland '04, Jamie Cronin Bainbridge '04, andBecca Grudzina '04; (back row,
1. to r.): Maria Perozzi '04, Amy Wagner Mintz '04, Alison Uzdella '04, Katie deProphetis '04,
Andrea Brown '04, andMarisa Stoner '04
Amy Diane Liebel '03 and Russell L Cody
'02 were married April 23, 2009, in St.
John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lauren Dianne Gabler '04 (above) and
Jeremy M. Freeland were married Oct. 3,
Amanda Diane Bahn '05 (above) and
Shawn Myers were married July 11, 2009,
in Lancaster. Sherri Pursel '04, Rebecca
Runkle '05, Jolee Warrenfeltz '05,
Lindsey Noll Fouch '05, Stephan Boyer
'09, Lexi Horstman '06, Katie Ferree
Gingerich '06, and Natalie Goodfellow
'07 attended. While honeymooning
in Oregon, they visited The Flying
Ashley Deanne Kreider '05 (right) and
Travis Pile were married Aug. 9, 2008, in
Cranberry Township. Father of the bride
is Dr. Randy Kreider '80. Kyla Snyder
'05, Julianne Maurer Merring '04,
Rebecca Remaley '05, Laura Burdette
'05, Amber Nolan Hadley '05, Rick Hadley
'06, Kimberly Citrone'05, and Joliene
B lain '06 attended. Ashley is an English
teacher at Seneca Valley Middle School in
Harmony. She received her master s degree
in journalism and mass communication in
December 2007 from Point Park University.
Amber Rose Nolan '05 and Richard
Jonathan Hadley '06 were married July
11, 2009, in Warminster. Kimberly
Citrone Duff '05 was maid of honor, Mark
McCormick '04 was best man, and Austin
Shemon '04 was a groomsman. Alicia
Biesecker Shemon '04, Ashley Kreider
Pile '05, Lori Counterman Pitcock '03,
and Will PitCOCk '03 attended. Richard
received his German K-12 teaching
certificate in May 2009 from Millersville
Lauren Marie Shivers '05 and Eric
Milanowicz were married Aug. 7, 2009,
in Williamstown, N.J. Jill Teschner '05
was a member of the bridal party. Ashley
Barber Landis '05 and Kimberly Nash
Roberson '05 both attended.
Casey Lee Sipe, Esq., '05 and Katelin
Townsend were married May 16, 2009,
in Highspire. Christopher Gunnell '05
was best man, Michael Intelisano '05
was a groomsman, and Carrie Tonkin '05
was a bridesmaid. Ruth Crabbs, Esq., '04
Class News & Notes
(front row, 1. to r.): Matthew Mainster '08, Matthew Schrack '06, Andrew Long '07, Shaun
Thompson '07, Brian Montgomery '07; (middle row, 1. to r.): Mary Beth Penjuke '07>Jacki
DePue '09, Sarah White '05, Mara Weissman Thompson '05, Lindsey Parent '07, Erin Campbell
Herring '05, Kelly Kistler '05; (back row, 1. to r.): Tim Wolfe '07, Chris Walmer '08
Mara Hope Weissman '05 (above) and
Shaun Joseph Thompson '07 were
married Aug. 2, 2009, in Richboro.
Sarah M. White '05 was maid of honor,
Andrew Long '07 was best man, and
Brian Montgomery '07 and Matthew
Mainster '08 were groomsmen. Matthew
Schrack '06 f Mary Beth Penjuke '07,
Jacki DePue '09 r Lindsey Parent '07,
Erin Campbell Herring '05 f Kelly Kistler
'05 r Tim Wolfe '07, and Chris Walmer '08
attended. Mara teaches orchestra and band
in the Conestoga Valley School District in
Lancaster, and Shaun teaches middle school
music in the Reading School District.
Alisa Frances Albers '06 and Kevin
O'Connor were married Dec. 20, 2008, in
Harrisburg. Alisa is a project engineer for
Lockheed Martin based in Gaithersburg,
Dr. Erin Elizabeth Keiper '05, D'07 and
Dr. Scott G. Marek '04, D'06 were married
July 8, 2009, in Cancun, Mexico. Dr.
Stephanie Kraft Rada '05 f D'07 was
matron ofhonor. Mark Ely '02 and Eric
Miller '05 were groomsmen and Andrew
Troutman '01 and Jason Ambrose '05
attended. A reception was held in the
newlyweds' honor on July 25, 2009, in
Manheim. Bernie Skaudis '03, Jana
Romlein Skaudis '01, Jay McGruder '02,
E. Thomas Kuhn '03, Eric Miller '05, Lee
Turkowski '04, Mark Ely '02, Andrew
Troutman '01, John Schuster '07, Martha
Hassler '04, Bobby Hassler '04, Dr. Gina
Mirenzi '05, D'07, Dr. Jolee Warrenfeltz
'05, D'07, Dr. Stephanie Kraft Rada '05,
D'07, and Dr. Rebecka Brake '05, D'07
attended. Erin is a clinical coordinator
of outpatient physical therapy services at
St. Luke s Miners Memorial Hospital in
Coaldale. Scott is a clinical coordinator
of outpatient physical therapy services at
St. Luke s Sports and Rehabilitation in
Carrie Lynn Krug '06 (right) and John T.
Nedick '06 were married Aug. 8, 2009, in
Nazareth. Sheila Hershey '06, Jim Curry
'06, Phillip Serio '06, and Nancy Locker
Biederstadt '82 (aunt of the bride) were
members of the wedding party. Leslie
Kerchner '04, Jennifer Walter Richardson
'05, Holly Frey Serio '08, Lorna Hasz '06,
and John Silipino '06 attended. Sarah
Strouse '10 played the clarinet.
Mark Robert McGuire '06 and Amanda
Mary Moran were married June 26,
2009, in Buffalo, N.Y. The wedding party
included Brandon Yenser '06 and Jeremy
"J.J." Gammache '06. LVC alumni in
attendance were Alec Simmers '07, Cory
Hackman '06, and Matt Lochman '06.
Mark is the theatrical technical director in
the Cumberland Valley School District in
Dr. Shannon Lynne Potocny '04, D'06
and Michael Robert Chabitnoy '10 were
married May 16, 2009, in Annville.
Nicole Chabitnoy Loser '04 was matron
ofhonor, and Stacey Fisher '04 was a
bridesmaid. Robert Chabitnoy '74 and
Valerie Wenger Chabitnoy '78 are the
parents of the groom. Shannon is a
physical therapist at Good Samaritan
Health System in Lebanon. Michael is
a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine
Corps, having served one-year tours in Iraq
and Afghanistan. He is employed part-time
at J. Crew in Hershey.
Dr. Jessica Lynn Bagley '07, D'09 and
Kristopher Gazsi '07 (opposite page, top)
were married May 23, 2009, in LVC s
Miller Chapel. Eileen Jahn '07 and
Angela Undercuffler '07 were bridesmaids,
and Gregory Kauffman '09 and Alexander
Reber '07 were groomsmen. LVC chaplain
Dr. Paul Fullmer officiated the ceremony.
Claudia Gazsi, assistant professor of
physical therapy at LVC, is the mother of
the groom. Patrick Salomon '10, Becky
Schaffer '09, Keith Reifsnyder '06, Mary
Beth Penjuke '07, Elwood Brandt '08,
(back row, 1. to r.): Holly Frey Serio '08, Phillip Serio '06,
Lorna Hasz '06, John C. Silipino '06, Jen Walter Richard-
son '05, Leslie Kershner '04, Sheila Hershey '06, Nancy
Locker Biederstadt '82; (front row, 1. to t.):Jim Curry III
'06, John Nedick '06, Carrie Krug Nedick '06
(back row, 1. to r.): Dr. Diane Johnson, Coach Mary Gardner, Patrick Salomon '10, Gregory Kauffinan '09, Alex Reber '07, Keith Reifsnyder
'06, Matt Hooper '06, Zach Kaufman '07, Matt Martin '07, Tim Wolfe '07, Kelly Wenrich O'Brien '07, Coach James O'Brien '07, Rev. Dr. Paul
Fullmer; (front row, 1. to r.): Becky Schaffer '09, Mary Beth Penjuke '07, Crystal Cascarino '07, Angela Undercuffler '07, Eileen Jahn '07, Dr. Jes-
sica Bagley Gazsi '07, D'09, Kris Gazsi '07, Vanessa Jones '06, Sarah Carter '07, Rachel Moore '08, Lauren Woodring '08
Crystal Cascarino '07, Matt Hooper '06,
Vanessa Jones '06, Sarah Carter '07,
Zach Kaufman '07, Matt Martin '07, Tim
Wolfe '07 r Rachel Moore 08, Lauren
Woodring '08, Kelly Wenrich O'Brien '07,
and James O'Brien '07 attended. Mary
Gardner, LVC s aquatic director and head
swim coach, and Dr. Diane Johnson,
assistant professor of political science at
LVC, also attended.
Megan Kathryn Gross '07 and Kenny
Block were married June 13, 2009, in
Pottstown. Megan teaches English as a
Second Language in the Antietam School
District in Reading.
Jodi Lynn Lehman '07 and Edward Otto
Stuber '07 were married Oct. 17, 2009, in
LVC s Miller Chapel. Jonathan J. Detman
'07 was the best man, Rebecca "Becca"
Reber '07 served as host, and Andrew
Long '07 served as organist. Krista Wisner
Jennifer Lynn Parks '07 (right) and Rob
Hildebrand were married Aug. 1, 2009,
in Deptford, N.J. Aubrey Coulter '06
and Kelly OToole '07 were members
of the bridal party. Allie Butler '07,
Adrianne Mezzino '07, Ashley Coombs
'07, Casie Miller '07, Lauren Sanford '08,
Amy Brandt '07, Jennifer Roberts '07,
Brad Brandt '07, and Grant Martzall '07
Brianna Nicole Brumbach '08 and Nolan
Gill were married Aug. 8, 2009, at Ski
Roundtop in Lewisberry. Brittany Sanders
'08 was maid of honor and Jacqueline
"Jackie" Hane '08, Mallory Hane '08, and
Renee Bell '08 attended.
Richella Hankins '08 and Kevin S. Daub '08
were married May 29, 2009, in Lancaster.
William Best '09 was a groomsman and
Durrell Martin '08 served as honor attendant.
Jennifer Lynn Wagner '08 and David
Michael Blystone were married June 20,
2009, in Myerstown. Sarah Beth Wagner
'12, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.
Emily Marie Fitez '08 and Sharon Ann
Zearfoss '08 were bridesmaids, and
Adam B. Blandy '11 was an usher. Karen
Rittle Wagner '80 is mother of the bride.
Jennifer is a second-grade teacher in the
Palmyra Area School District and teaches
violin at LVC.
Ashleigh Renee Symenski '09 and Clair
Douglas Felpel '09 were married May 26,
2009, on Cinnamon Bay Beach, St. John,
U.S. Virgin Islands. Shandra Dohoney '09
and Kenny Potter '09 were in the bridal
party. Amanda Knapp '09 and Jessica
Swain '09 attended. The newlyweds are
both attending the West Virginia School of
Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va.
(back row, 1. to r.): Allie Butler '07, Adrianne Mezzino '07, Ashley Coombs '07, Casie Miller '07,
Lauren Sanford '08, Aubrey Coulter '06, Kelly O'Toole '07; (front row, 1. to r.): Amy Brandt '07,
Jennifer Parks Hildebrand '07, Jenn Roberts '07
Class News & Notes
Heidi Elizabeth Zeigler '09 and Andrew
Collins Reinecker were married Dec. 19,
2009, in Carlisle. Keirsten Hamilton '08 f
Savannah Coombs '09, Crystal Zakszeski
'09 r and Kevin Carney '09 were among the
wedding party, and Donald Reinecker
73, uncle of the groom, was a lector.
Tina Cosma '09, Nate Grim '09, Jess
Hildebrand '09, Hunter Chadeayne '09,
Laurel Klappholz '10, Kendall Barbera
'09, Steven Kurtz '09, and Ryan Meier '08
DeHaven '42 has been
working as a guide
for the New Castle
Delaware Historical Society for 20 years,
and wishes to continue working there until
Verna Kreider Schenker '43 continues to
teach piano at the age of 88 and is active in
religious and community activities.
Jane McMurtrie Hart
'53 and her husband,
H. Douglas, celebrated
their 50th wedding
anniversary by taking a cruise to the
Mediterranean, with visits to Italy, Greece,
the Greek Isles, and Turkey.
Edith Werntz Taylor '55 says that although
retired, she is giving her 12-year-old
grandson, Griffin, piano lessons and its
an "absolute delight!"
Dr. David Willoughby '55 recendy had
published the seventh edition of his music-
appreciation textbook, The World of Music
(McGraw Hill Humanities, 2010).
Dr. Joseph A. Brechbill '57 is retired from
the Milton Hershey School where he was
awarded an honorary alumnus degree and
named an emeritus curator of historical
records and school history.
Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 is the recording
secretary of the Musical Art Society in
Lancaster. She plays the clarinet in nearby
retirement homes, publicizes the society's
concerts throughout the year in local
newspapers and bulletin boards, and
attends rehearsals and concerts of the
Lancaster County Youth Symphony and
Lancaster County Junior Orchestra.
The Hon. Wayne G. Hummer Jr. '59 had
been the senior judge in the Court of
Common Pleas of Lancaster County
before his retirement in December 2008.
He had served on the bench for 28 years.
Dr. Richard Harper '60
retired in 1997 from
^(iJ^ the U.S. Navy Dental
Corps with 31 years
of service, where his last assignment was
as dean of the Navy Dental Corps Post-
Graduate School at the Naval Hospital in
Bethesda, Md. He's in his 12th year as staff
consultant for dentistry at the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation in Ohio.
In April 2009, Richard S. Miller '60
was inducted into the newly established
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
Hall of Fame for outstanding teaching of
music in the Commonwealth.
Judith "Judy" Leith Lohmann '61
and her husband, Watson, have been
actively volunteering in their Pitman, N.J.,
community for many years. The Nov. 23,
2009 edition of the Gloucester County
Times (Woodbury, N.J.) featured an article
detailing the Lohmanns' years of service
and volunteerism. Judy said in the article,
"There are so many opportunities with
churches, community organizations, and
schools. If you do something for somebody
else, you feel better. And for older people,
its a reason to get up in the morning.
When you see a project you worked on
come to fruition, it's really amazing."
Dr. Peter Riddle '61 has published his
20th book and eighth novel, a portrait of
a child musical prodigy, Keeping Rebecca
Aglaia Stephanis Ahmed '62 and her
husband, Mumtaz, had a great time
visiting her former LVC roommate, Patsy
Wise Rudy '62 f and her husband, Fred,
this past summer. They spent several days
touring historic Williamsburg, Va.
Constance Myers Brown '62 resides at
Brethren Village Retirement Community
in Lancaster. She says she's grateful for
the residence and wonderful support,
especially when her husband passed away
from Parkinsons disease.
In June 2009, Elizabeth Williams Van de
Water '63 spoke at a dedication ceremony
in honor of her late husband, Henry
"Hank" Van de Water '62 f who died on
July 5, 2008. Wissahickon High School
renamed its Audion in honor of Hank,
who worked in the school district for 31
years, serving as principal of the school
from 1985 until his retirement in 1993.
The Class of 1989 initiated this effort,
in hopes that the dedicated Audion will
keep Hank's approach to education in the
minds of the current faculty members and
his memory alive in the minds of those
students whose lives he touched.
Robert "Bob" F. Daigneault '64 recently
co-edited the book, The Heart of a Father:
Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart
Defects (Baby Hearts Press, 2009) with
his daughter, Anna Marie Jaworski. He
also authored one of the essays in the
book. Bob is currently vice president of
marketing and publicity for Baby Hearts
Press, a small publisher dedicated to books
about congenital heart defects.
Dr. Larry L Funck '64 was appointed chief
reader in Wheaton College's advanced
placement chemistry program. His
term extends from 2010 to 2013, and
involves direction of the annual reading of
approximately 100,000 exams by 250 high
school and college chemistry faculty during
one week in June. He recently completed
his 40th year with the chemistry faculty at
Wheaton College in Illinois.
Dolores Mallery Neuroth '64 recendy
retired as a medical technologist from the
laboratory of Carthage Area Hospital in
Runette White Gabrielle '65 r Berks
County singer and longtime nurse
administrator, recently portrayed Harriet
Tubman for the Berks County Chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revolution
Famous Ladies' Tea. She has been a soloist
at Christ Episcopal Church in Reading for
the past 33 years.
Patricia Thornton '67 is the assistant
director of special education for the
Conrad Weiser Area School District.
David P. Keehn '68 is the education co-
ordinator at Bevier House Museum in Kings-
ton, N.Y. He researches and writes historical
immersion programs for school groups.
The Rev. Dennis R. Snovel '69 retired from
full-time pastoral ministry with the Eastern
Pennsylvania Conference of the United
Methodist Church in June 2009 after 37
years of service. He and his wife, Cindi,
are the parents of Todd Snovel '06, who is
associate director of annual giving at LVC.
The Rev. Dr. George E.
Zeiders 70 is a member
of the board of directors
of the Centre County
Foundation in State College.
Barbara Asplund Burgess 71 is a learning
consultant for the South Orange-Maple-
wood School District in Essex County, N.J.
Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 recently
retired as director of special education for
the Dallastown Area School District after
37 years in education.
After 35 years in education, Joseph A.
Gargiulo 73 retired from teaching and
school district administration in New
Cumberland's West Shore School District.
Prior to his retirement in June 2008, he
was the director of secondary education
for the district. Joseph is a member of the
Lebanon Valley College Alumni Chorale.
Debra Kirchhof-Glazier 73 is a professor
of biology and director of the Health
Professions Program at Juniata College in
Huntingdon. She was recendy elected to
the board of directors for the Southcentral
Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
for the promotion of rural medicine. Debra
is passionate about preventive care and
Tierney Renews Women's Lacrosse
BY PAT HUGGINS
Trying to build something from the
ground up, be it a home, business,
or athletic program, can be an incredibly
But as Brianne Tierney can tell you, it is
not without rewards.
As the architect/head coach in charge
of overseeing the first LVC women's
lacrosse program in 25 years, Tierney has
shown her players and herself that there
is great value to be found in the hard
work required to create something out
"It's an exciting process," says Tierney,
a 2007 graduate of Colgate University.
"It's new and interesting, but a whole
lot of fun. The players are happy to be building the program and
becoming part of a tradition. They are taking a lot of pride in that."
Tierney knew she had her work cut out for her when she
was hired in June 2009. "It was a little bit daunting," she
says. "But I was excited. It is easier to build something from
nothing than to come into a program where there are already
Though she was just two years removed from her
own collegiate days when she came to Lebanon Valley, Tierney
brought with her impressive coaching and playing credentials.
The youngest of four children born to Bill Tierney — a legend
in collegiate men's lacrosse coaching circles after guiding
Princeton to six national titles— Tierney played on two Patriot
League championship teams at Colgate. Following her playing
days, she served as an assistant coach at both Monmouth
University and the University of California before deciding to
come to Annville and help revive a women's lacrosse program
that previously existed from 1975 to 1985.
" I was excited to put my own spin on things," says
Tierney, who credited LVC men's lacrosse coach John Haus
with helping her in the building process. "As a first-time
head coach, this program will be forever close to my heart,
regardless of who my first players were."
As it turned out, her new team started out strong, winning
four of its first eight games, an admirable achievement under the
circumstances. And, one of Tierney's players, Hana Krechel '13 f
was named Middle Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse
Player of the Week during the first two weeks of the season.
But for Tierney, who comes from an extremely competitive,
athletic-minded family that includes siblings and fellow
coaches Brendan, Trevor, and Courtney, the early wins were
nice, but not necessarily a cause for rejoicing— yet.
"I think I'm the only one who is not surprised," says Tierney,
with a laugh. "I wish it was a better record. I have very high
expectations for this program, myself, and these students.
However, the big part of it isn't wins and losses, but playing a
full game and being proud of what you did on the field."
And, of course, stopping along the way to admire what is
being created out of all that hard work.
Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a
sportswriter for the Lebanon Daily News.
Class News & Notes
Dr. J. Scott Deiter '74 was re-elected to
a two-year term as chair of the Federal
Laboratory Consortium for technology
transfer in Washington, D.C. This
consortium includes every federal
laboratory throughout the country.
Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh 74 is the director
of the Penn State Institute of Neuro-
sciences. He was recently elected as a
director of the American Board of Neuro-
logical Surgery and continues to serve as a
member of LVC s Board of Trustees.
Mary De Loache Jennings 74 presented
a workshop at the Sigma Alpha Iota
Triennial Convention in Chicago, where
she was elected Iota A province officer.
She also presented a workshop on choral
music at the American Choral Directors
Association conference at George Mason
University in Virginia.
The Rev. Gregg E. Townsley 74 was elected
treasurer and secretary of the Oregon
Chapter of the International Association
for Hospital Safety and Security. He and his
family are enjoying their "new" 90-year-old
house and all the work that goes with it.
Charles D. Brown III 75 is the director of
human services for Monmouth County,
N.J. He has worked for the county for the
last 27 years.
Eileen Briggs House 75 retired in June
2009, after teaching elementary music for
the East Pennsboro Area School district
for 34 years. Her son, Troy Di Raddo '09 f
majored in music recording technology.
Susanne Beers Essex 76 continues to
teach German at Snohomish High School
in Washington. She travels as much as
In October 2009, Jean Boag Reese 76
completed the three-day, 60-mile walk for
breast cancer in Washington, D.C, raising
more than $8,000 for cancer research.
Her husband, Tim Reese 76, manages the
arena at the University of Tennessee.
Doreen Breder Sigman 76 travels with
Much Ministries, Inc., and lives in Gonaives,
Haiti. She is helping to establish a first-
time school in the village of Jubilee and is
A Family Business
BY EMILY GERTENBACI 1 1 1
Often LVC alumni pursue careers related to their major, but
then there are the exceptions.
One is Matthew Murphy '05, who graduated with a business
major and psychology minor. An inside sales coordinator
for Yang Ming America Corporation by day, at night and on
weekends Murphy works to build a different business — dirt
"I have been involved with racing since I was a kid because
my dad has raced for the last 25 years," Murphy says. "I helped
with his cars until I was old enough to race go-karts. I raced
go-karts for four years and then began racing dirt late models
when I was 21 , as part of a two-car team with my father."
That lifelong interest in racing eventually evolved into a
business venture, one that Murphy's business major from LVC
"Racing has turned into a side business," Murphy says. "I
started Murphy Racing, which I run as a sole proprietor. I own
my car and manage costs, sponsors, team marketing, and
anything else that arises. At LVC, I learned the importance of
appearance, professionalism, and how to interact with fans
and potential sponsors." There, he also met and proposed to
his wife, Christine Jessen Murphy '05.
Despite being in school full-time, his dream of racing
professionally matured and strengthened. Today, he says.
"My ultimate goal is to win races and promote my sponsors
through public appearances, printed materials, interviews,
and a future website."
As Murphy cultivates his business, he is anticipating the
next event in his racing career.
"I am looking forward to the Appalachian Mountain Late
Model Speed Week. Over seven days, we will race on seven
tracks in three states." Murphy explains. "There is $5,000
in prize money awarded each night, so I am hoping for a
Emily Gertenbach '11, an English major, is an aspiring
journalist, acts with Wig & Buckle, writes for La Vie
Collegienne, and is co-president ^Greenblotter, the
campus literary journal
responsible for curriculum development and
In the fall of 2009, Dr. Robert S. Frey '77
earned a doctoral degree in management
from the University of Maryland
University College. He is the owner/
principal of Successful Proposal Strategies,
LLC, in Oakton, Va.
In May 2009, Brenda Hawkins Geist 78
received the Teamwork/Partnership
Achievement Award from the New Jersey
Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
commissioner, David Socolow, and former
Governor Jon Corzine.
Lisa Hocker Dew 79 retired July 1,
2009, from Anne Arundel County Public
Schools after 30 years as an instrumental
Alfred E. Maree 79 is the general manager
at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in West
Kathy Miller Bennett
'80, associate director
of Network of Victim
Assistance in Jamison,
received the 2009 Governors Victim
Service Pathfinder Award for individual
organizational capacity building. She
was recognized for her contributions in
the victim services movement through
her resourcefulness and innovation in
advocating for the rights of crime victims.
June Collier Beyer '80 teaches adult
English as a Second Language. She's a
member of the Virginia Watercolor Society
and Sacred Dance Guild. Her husband,
Michael S. Beyer '80, is chief executive
officer of Beyer Automotive. They reside in
Falls Church, Va.
Michele Long Graffis '81 is finishing
her 27th year teaching primary grades.
Michele teaches at Clinton Public School
in Clinton, N.J., and says, "Lets get
together in 201 1 — 30 years!"
After 22 years as the choral director and
music department chair at Middletown
High School, Denise Achey Berry '82 is
now the general music teacher at Waverly
Elementary School in Frederick, Md.,
where she directs the chorus and is an
advisor for the drum club. She also is the
youth choir director at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Frederick.
Maureen J. Mills '82 was recendy promoted
to principal environmental planner at
Parsons Transportation Group. Her most
recent assignment was at the U.S. Air Force
headquarters, where she was assigned to the
Pentagons air staff to review and approve
environmental documents prepared for U.S.
Air Force bases around the world.
The Rev. James "Jim" H. Hollister '85
is the pastor at First United Methodist
Church of Towanda.
Jeffrey C. Firestone '86 sold his
partnership interest in the firm Good,
Firestone and Remlinger CPAs to become
chief financial officer of Dutch Valley Food
Distributors, Inc., in Myerstown.
Joanne Janeski Adams '87 is a senior
state trooper with the Virginia State
Police. She and her husband, Bob, live
in Wicomico Church, Va., with their
menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds. Her
mother-in-law, Janet Whitesell Alford '39 r
passed away in 2006.
Ingrid Peterson '87 received herTESL
endorsement to teach English to speakers
of other languages.
After a 12-year hiatus as a private teacher
and stay-at-home mom, Lisa Russoniello
Sabatino '88 is teaching vocal music at
Wayne Valley High School and Anthony
Wayne Middle School in New Jersey. She
also is the summer musical theater camp
director at Smiling Rhino Theatre in
Pompton Lakes, N.J.
Beth Trout Coder '89 is a guidance
counselor at Lincoln Middle School in
the School District of Lancaster. She and
her husband, Brian, have two children,
Rebecca, 12, and Tyler, 9.
Leslie R. Mario Sullivan '89 was elected
vice president of administration of the
Casualty Actuarial Society in Arlington, Va.
Kenneth W. Miller '89 is an addictions
counselor with Firetree Ltd. in
McGranaghan '90 is
the film critic for the
Corporation and the website The Aisle Seat
(www.aisleseat.com). He also is a regular
contributor to The Rotten Tomatoes Show, a
weekly movie review program broadcast on
Amy Waterfield Wills '91 is the operations
manager at Cochran Trucking in
Terrence Monteverde M'92 is the chief
credit officer for the Millersburg-based
Mid Penn Bank.
Shawn T. Snavely '92 is the lead network
administrator at The Reading Hospital and
Medical Center in West Reading.
Dr. Kevin Sutovich '92 was recendy
promoted to principal scientist at W.R.
Grace & Company in Columbia, Md.,
where he has worked for 12 years.
Sandra Fauser '93 is an elementary
principal in the Camp Hill School District.
Bohdan "Bo" Setlock '93 is enjoying
his new career in sales at Annville Auto
Center and coaching his sons in baseball
in the Annville area. He and his wife,
Amy Daugherty Setlock '92, also have
a daughter, Danika Pearl, 3, who enjoys
cheering for her brothers.
Dr. Melissa Fleegal DeMotta '94 is an
assistant professor of biology at Clarke
College in Dubuque, Iowa.
Terry Gordon M'94 was recently re-elected
to the Pennsylvania Homecare Association
board of directors for a three-year term. He
is the vice president of finance and chief
financial officer of Home Health Care
Management in Wyomissing.
Lisa Hollowbush Litzenberger '95 was
named Teacher of the Month by About
Families Publications. She is a fourth-grade
teacher at Conrad Weiser East Elementary
Jason Zitter '96 is the vice president/sales
unit manager at Bank of America in Brea,
Class News & Notes
Capt. Nathan Hillegas '97 was stationed
at Fort Hood, Texas, and is currendy
deployed to Iraq. This is his fourth
deployment, having already served once in
Afghanistan and twice in Iraq.
William "Bill" Schwartz '98 received
his MBA in December 2009 from the
University of Maryland University College.
He is a contract specialist with the United
States Army, CECOM Contracting
Center, at Aberdeen Proving Ground,
Md. He and his wife, Kristi, have a son,
TSgt. Lori Moyer McCarty '99 (above) of
the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, sang
"God Bless America" during the seventh-
inning stretch in Game Five of the World
Series (Phillies vs. Yankees) in November
fTSkWjjj^K Lawrence M.
■ B ■ I Larthey IV 00 is
mjH^KA an assistant middle
at Stroudsburg Middle School in the
Stroudsburg Area School District.
Christopher D. Probst '00 completed
his doctorate in trumpet performance
in August 2009 at the University of
Georgia. He is an adjunct professor at two
universities in Georgia and a freelance
trumpet player throughout the Southeast
Shawn A. Berwager
at ECON Financial
Services in Harrisburg.
Justin Edward Bolton '01 teaches sixth-
grade science at East Pennsboro Area
Middle School in Enola. He also coaches
the junior high football team and is an
advisor to the snowboarding club.
Eugene "Gene" Raymond Kelly '01 began
studies at Marywood University in Scranton
for his doctorate in human development.
He was recendy appointed senior consultant
for Perceptions Unlimited, a multicultural
training organization in Glenside.
SFC Todd Sturniolo '01 was promoted to
Sergeant First Class on Aug. 1, 2009. He is
a trombonist with the United States Army
Field Band in Washington, D.C.
Sean B. Reilly '02
is the food and
beverage controller at
Mortons Steakhouse in
Stephanie Ritter '02 is the membership
coordinator for the Allentown Art
Museum and tends bar part-time at
Rippers Pub in Bethlehem. She plays
basketball on the East Penn Express
Summer League team.
After 38 years, James Stamm M'02 retired
from the Cocalico School District. Prior
to his career in public education, he
retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in
2001, where he was presented with the
de Fleury Award for service to the Corps
of Engineers. He is the father of Michael
Stamm '97 and father-in-law of Jennifer
Pellegrino Stamm '00.
Natasha T. Nicholson
'03 received her
master s degree
engineering in December 2009 from the
Pennsylvania State University.
Dawn R. Raber '03 is the site director at
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites in Willow
Dr. Amanda III Snyder '03 received her
doctoral degree in integrative biosciences,
specializing in neuroscience, in August 2009
from the Pennsylvania State University.
She has accepted a post-doctoral fellow
position at the university's College of
Medicine in Hershey.
jjJTSVRfW Donna Butler P'04 (
|B Ul ■ mother of Sarah E.
KVfl ■ Wascura '04 r recendy
donated her father s
1932 yearbook to the College. Dr. Eugene
Ruth Marie Crabbs, Esq., '04 is a litigation
associate with Grogan Graffam, PC, in
Jessica Korpas DaSilva '04 teaches third
grade at Lakewood Elementary in the Horry
County Schools in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Dana Herendeen DeGrande '04 is an
elementary school counselor in the
Centennial School District in Warminster.
Travis Andrew Leap '04 was elected mayor
of Hyndman on Nov. 3, 2009.
Ronald Lee Stump Jr. '04 is an eighth-
grade social studies teacher in the Pine
Grove Area School District.
Craig Alan Layne '05 is
a reporter for television
station V/MPT Fox 43
Roy J. Osborne M'05 is the director of
safety, health, and environment for BAE
Systems in Rockville, Md.
Dr. Staci Storti Silar '05 received her doc-
torate in physical therapy in May 2008 from
Widener University. She is a physical thera-
pist at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J.
James Henry Curry III,
Esq., '06 received his
juris doctorate in May
2009 from Widener
University School of Law and passed the
Pennsylvania Bar Exam in October 2009.
After his mother passed away in 2006, his
father became his sole support system. His
father believed in him and motivated him
to succeed in his education. James wishes to
publicly acknowledge his father s support,
stating, "Thank you, Dad. I love you!"
Lauren Nickey Engle '06 received her
master s degree in training and development
in May 2009 from the Pennsylvania State
University. She is a placement representative
for the Department of the Navy's Acquisition
Career Center in Mechanicsburg.
Stephanie Ann Kline '06 is a high school
special education teacher in the Susquenita
School District in Duncannon.
Meghan Kathleen Kurta '06 received her
master's degree in English in August 2009
from Montclair State University in N.J.
Dr. Brian M. O'Connell '04 v D'06 is a board-
certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS).
OCS certification is held by less than 10
percent of physical therapists nationally. He
also is a certified manual therapist.
Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 received
her master s degree in curriculum and
instruction in May 2009 from the
University of Scranton.
Rebecca Thome, Esq., '06 received her
juris doctorate in May 2009 from Drexel
University Earle Mach School of Law with
a concentration in health law.
Jamie L Wenrich '06 is an associate public
relations account manager at Godfrey of
Jeffrey A. Linn '07 is
an audio technician
for Cirque du Soleils
touring show Kooza.
Jonathan D. Lintz '07 is a regional sales
director for Patrick Wyatt of London, a
custom jeweler. Jonathan travels to clients
in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and
Frederick Charles Pope '07 is an internal
auditor for Vanguard Financial Services in
King of Prussia.
Daniel George Youngs '07 is the controller
for Frey Lutz Corp. in Lancaster.
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Craig Layne 05 did not
know which path he
wanted to take in life,
until he interned at a
Harrisburg radio station.
"I didn't really fall in
love with journalism
until I interned with
WITF-FM 89.5," Layne
says. "I also got a
huge heaping of
Tim Lambert and Scott Gilbert at WITF. Those guys are heroes
of local news to me."
During his internship, he won two awards for his story
"Putting the Pride Back in Harrisburg."
"I was thrilled when I won, and my early success inspired
me to keep working in journalism," Layne says.
After LVC, Layne attended graduate school at the University
of Southern California, and then worked in Erie for two years
before coming back to Central Pennsylvania.
Layne was hired by York television station WPMT-TV FOX 43
in July 2009. He was the station's first multimedia journalist
and is now at the station's Harrisburg Bureau covering the
capital city and surrounding area. Being the first multimedia
journalist for FOX 43 means Layne is a very busy man.
"Sometimes I work without a photographer, shooting,
writing, and editing my own stories," Layne explains. "I'm
usually solo one day a week, but sometimes I have to 'one-
man band' more frequently."
While working for WJET-TV in Erie, Layne had the
opportunity for a three-minute one-on-one interview with
future President of the United States and then Sen. Barack
"I asked him everything I could think of that would pertain
to Erie, but man, was I nervous," Layne admits.
Layne is drawn into his profession more and more each day,
but sometimes the most challenging days can discourage him.
"The thing I hate most is covering human tragedy," Layne
admits. "It's so difficult to approach someone who has just
lost something so dear to them and ask them to stand in
front of a blinding light and camera and take questions about
their suffering. It's terrible."
Still, Layne comes back each day because he never knows
when he might be talking with the next U.S. President.
"I enjoy the variety and excitement my career offers," he
says. "I love a great story with interesting people and good
visuals. It's like a symphony when it all comes together."
Jeremy Long V6 is a freelance writer and photographer for
The Lebanon Daily News, Harrisburg Patriot News,
Press and Journal, and Central Penn Business Journal.
Class News & Notes
Kevin Steven Daub '08
is a software engineer
at Lockheed Martin in
King of Prussia.
Mallory Elizabeth Hane '08 is the assistant
to the director at the Demuth Museum in
Rachel Ann Moore '08 is the finance
director for the Pennsylvania Democratic
Party, headquartered in Harrisburg.
Allison Theresa Moucheron '08 teaches
elementary general music and elementary/
middle school instrumental music in
Heights-Terrace Elementary School in
Hazleton. She also gives private piano and
Jason Lee Roach '08 teaches music at
Steelton-Highspire High School in Steelton.
Brandon Lyle Wagner '08 is an auditor
with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Office of the Budget, in Harrisburg.
Ashley L Beard '09 is
an account executive
Todd A. Miller '09 is a staff accountant in
the audit department at Brown Schultz
Sheridan & Fritz, in East Pennsboro
Jennifer Ann Payne '09 is the operations
manager and music librarian for the
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra.
Christie Lynn Stratos '09 is the
eLearning administrator at Berlitz World
Headquarters in Princeton, N.J.
this summer for more
The Classes of 2000 and 2005 will
celebrate reunions during the Post-Game
Tent Party and numerous activities
are being planned for graduates of
all classes. The Athletic Hall of Fame
Dinner and Induction Ceremony, Parent's
Breakfast, GhostTour, and Post-Game
Tent Party are all on the schedule, as well
as several home athletic contests.
36 THE VALLEY
You Get What You Pay For
BY PAT HUGGJNS
ZW* To^rf '97 with one of his current students, Meghan
Pasquarette, who is considering attending LVC to study physics.
Amid troubling economic times, high school physics teacher
Dave Todd '97 has some reassuring words for prospective
Lebanon Valley students and their parents: "You always get
what you pay for."
Yes, Todd is well aware that the cost of higher education
continues to rise, creating a financial strain for those seeking
to attend college and for the families looking for a way to pay
But Todd, an enthusiastic supporter of LVC admissions and
physics graduate, also knows that those investing in a four-
year stay at LVC will see a handsome reward down the road,
and not just in the form of a well-paying career.
"I think one of the things I try to get across to high school
kids is, 'You have to look at quality and value above price,'"
says Todd, who has taught physics at East Pennsboro High
School in Enola for the last decade. "The quality of education
I received at LVC is invaluable," he said. "The faculty refuses
to not let you learn. You're getting so much better prepared for
the next step. That's the most important thing to realize."
Todd has other values he attempts to pass along to his
students. "I try to model the relationships I have with my
students to those close, personal relationships I developed
with Dr. [Michael] Day and Dr. [Barry] Hurst," he notes. "Even
though their job was to provide me with an education in phys-
ics, I was always amazed at how much more I learned from
Todd backs up his words — and then some — through his
work as an unofficial recruiter for the LVC Admission Office,
guiding many East Pennsboro students to LVC during the
last several years, some of whom have been physics stu-
dents, joining a department that usually only accepts three to
five new physics majors per year.
"It makes me feel good," admits Todd, of the contributions
he has been able to make, to both his East Pennsboro students
and his alma mater. "To know I've guided them in that direction
is a nice feeling," he says, knowing of at least four of his
former students now attending or recently graduating from
LVC: Andrew Decker! '13. an economics major; Meredith Long
'10, a music and music education double major; as well as
physics majors Colin McKenna '13 and Michael Ardoline '10.
Todd's efforts are appreciated by prospective students,
LVC faculty, and the College's Admission Office, says Sue
Sarisky Jones '92, LVC director of admission. Sarisky Jones
was particularly impressed with Todd's passion for LVC during
a recent alumni focus group meeting in Hershey.
"Dave was a valuable contributor to that meeting," she
says. "His experiences as an LVC alumnus and as an educator
make him highly credible. He sincerely and thoughtfully
voiced his opinions and suggestions. It was evident that he
was an active participant and that he feels strongly about his
But Todd, who lives in Camp Hill with his two sons,
Cameron and Matthew, and wife, Jennifer, a veterinarian,
is more than just a physics guy. He's also a longtime youth
baseball coach, and someone who stresses the value of
education outside the comfort zone of a student's major.
That's something he experienced for himself during his
undergraduate days at LVC, and it is an experience he wishes
for future Lebanon Valley students.
"It wasn't all about physics for me," Todd says. "I didn't
enjoy anything of cultural significance until I arrived at LVC.
After those experiences, I felt like a more intelligent human
being. That is a good feeling."
Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a
sportswriter for the Lebanon Daily News.
Class News & Notes
College Community Aids Earthquake Victims
When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12,
2010. it caused catastrophic destruction in and around Port-au-
Prince, leaving three million people in need of emergency aid.
While the physical tremors of the earthquake could not be
felt at LVC, the emotional toll was experienced full force. The
LVC community immediately stepped up to help.
"Shortly after the earthquake hit Haiti, a group of more than
30 concerned students, staff, and faculty members gathered
to consider actions to take," says The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, LVC
Chaplain and adjunct assistant professor of religion. "The ideas
engendered there had both short-term and long-term impacts."
Concerts, a "30-hour famine," and a swing dance were just
a few of the events planned to help raise money for Haiti. As
of April 4, the LVC community had raised $1,145.65.
In classic LVC fashion, the tight-knit community formed a
new group to assist Haiti and other communities, nationally
and internationally, affected by natural disasters.
"Most impressive, perhaps, are the long-term implications
of that initial brainstorming meeting," Fullmer explains. "The
students have formed a nascent organization that they call the
'Disaster Response Coalition.'"
The goal of the group is to help bring relief to these
communities through the gathering of supplies for hygiene
kits, as well as to increase awareness. For example, the group
gave a presentation about the needs in Chile after a Feb. 27
earthquake struck the South Amercian country.
The coalition already has received provisional status
from student government. Jimmy Kroll '11 has been named
president, Sarah Munoz '13 vice president, Becky Gentzler '10
secretary, and Kim Holt '11 treasurer.
Fullmer, who is an advisor to the group, is confident the
Disaster Response Coalition will succeed.
"The students involved will prove to be a significant resource
not only in light of the current needs in Haiti and Chile, but also
as other needs arise around the world," he says. The response
has especially touched former students and their families.
"I was very touched to hear from Chaplain Fullmer after he
heard the news of my loss and by the efforts of the Disaster
Response Coalition to raise money for Haiti," Monique Anglade '07
The earthquake hit especially close to home for Anglade,
now living in Stroudsburg, who first heard about the
earthquake on the radio while driving in her car. When she
learned the severity of the situation, she began to worry
about her family members living in Haiti.
Using the popular social-networking site Facebook,
Anglade was able to learn the fate of her aunt Mireille and
uncle Georges who were in Haiti. They did not survive the
While it was a painful time for Anglade's family, her LVC
family comforted her.
"Of course this has been a trying time for me but it is
only one story. Many people lost families in the earthquake,"
Anglade says. "What's most important is the awareness on
campus that continues long after the news coverage on TV
has ended. It will take years to rebuild from the devastating
damage that occurred."
The day after the earthquake, Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
'82 wrote a hymn, In Haiti, There is Anguish, about the
devastation that occurred in Haiti.
"I wrote this hymn quickly, hoping that it could be used to
encourage churches' prayers for Haiti and support of the relief
efforts there," Gillette says.
Thanks to the Internet and other organizations, Gillette's
hymn quickly went viral worldwide, and in less than a month
it has been posted on more than 10,000 websites.
"I am grateful to God that I was able to write this hymn
and that it is being shared so widely," Gillette says. "In a way,
this hymn began 30 years ago when I traveled to Haiti on a
mission trip. Haiti is a country that changed my life."
Three decades ago, Gillette was a sophomore at LVC and
traveled to Haiti to help repair homes.
While in Haiti, the images of malnourishment and poverty
were burned into her mind. One of the strongest memories
of the trip was when a mother tried to give Gillette her three-
year-old daughter. The mother told Gillette that her daughter,
Micheline, might not survive if she stayed. "I do not know
what happened to Micheline. I do not know if she survived to
adulthood. But I wrote this hymn remembering her, and so
many other children and families that I met in Haiti. I wrote
this hymn as a prayer for a people in desperate need right
now," Gillette says. "I hope that our concern for the people of
Haiti will not be a temporary one that fades when the news
reporters drift away, but that it will be a lasting commitment to
people who are our brothers and sisters given to us by God."
Visit www.churchworldservice.org and search Gillette to
view lyrics to Gillette's hymn.
To track LVC's progress and events to help Haiti, please visit
Jeremy Long '06 is a freelance writer and photogapher for
The Lebanon Daily News, Harrisburg Patriot News,
Press and journal, and Central Penn Business Journal.
Luella Heilman Myers '33 died Aug. 26, 2009, in New Hampshire
at the age of 96. She taught in the Palmyra Junior-Senior High
School from 1933 to 1937. Myers served as a substitute teacher in
Somerville, N.J., and later worked as a tax analyst for the Somerset
County Board of Taxation for 18 years. She and her husband retired
to Concord, N.H., in 1986. She was an active member of the Wesley
United Methodist Church. Myers also was an active volunteer,
serving as memorial chair for the American Cancer Society in the
Concord area for 13 years, as well as at Concord Hospital, the
Salvation Army, and numerous other charitable organizations. She
was predeceased by her husband, William J. Myers '30.
Haidee Blubaugh Kaslusky '34 died Feb. 4 in Fredericksburg,
Va., at the age of 96. She was a 30-year member of the New York
State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, where she
served as regent of the Fort Green Chapter NSDAR, Brooklyn,
for 10 years. Kaslusky held various state, local, and national
chairmanships and committee positions, and also was a proud
charter member of the Susannah Chandler chapter NSDAR at
Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Va. She had been a member
of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Kaslusky '33.
Dr. Theodore K. Long '35 died March 6 in Lebanon at the age of
96. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he first served in
the ophthalmology department at Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
Long then served as ophthalmologist during a 22-month tour on
the USS Refuge in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. His final
tour of duty was at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Long was the first
board-certified ophthalmologist to practice medicine at the Good
Samaritan Hospital, the former Lebanon Sanatorium (Hyman
Caplan Pavilion), and as a consultant to the Lebanon Veterans
Administration Hospital. He was a member of Alpha Omega
Alpha Medical Honorary Society of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical School, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a
fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Pennsylvania
EENT Society, and a president of the staff of the Good Samaritan
Hospital and of the Lebanon County Medical Society. Long was
a member of Masonic Lodge #226, the Lebanon Country Club,
the Quentin Riding Club, and various other organizations. Among
others, he is survived by a son, Theodore K. Long Jr. '66. He was
predeceased by a brother, Dr. Luther K. Long '38.
Louise Gillan Harris '36 died Feb. 7 in Harrisburg at the age of 95.
She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Hummelstown
High School and in the Susquehanna Twp. School District. She
was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good
Shepherd in Harrisburg and was the last surviving charter member of
the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for women educators.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Adolph J. Capka '38 died Oct. 5, 2009, in El Paso,
Texas, at the age of 93. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Army and
retiring in 1963, he traveled the U.S. and overseas for several years.
He then worked as a civil service budget analyst at the Pentagon for
several years. He was retired for the last 30 years, which he spent in
Mildred Haas Grimm '39 died Aug. 3, 2009, in New York at the
age of 91. She had been employed with Utica State Hospital.
Grimm was a member of Whitesboro Presbyterian Church and the
League of Women Voters. She loved to travel extensively. Among
others, she is survived by her husband, Robert S. Grimm '40.
Dr. John G. Oliver '40 died Oct. 1 1, 2009, in Allentown at the age
of 89. He was a retired captain with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
In 1948, he opened his family practice in Pen Argyl, retiring in
1994. He was a member of the American Academy of Family
Practice, where he was a charter fellow since 1972; the American
Board of Family Practice; the Northampton County Medical
Society, where he served as president in 1959; the Pennsylvania
Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. In 1982,
Oliver was instrumental in the establishment of Slate Belt Medical
Center, where he served as medical director. He was a member of
Faith United Presbyterian Church in Pen Argyl, where he served as
elder, church school teacher, superintendent, choir member, and
commissioner to Lehigh Presbytery.
Christian B. Walk Jr. '40 died Aug. 5, 2009, in Boise, Idaho, at the
age of 91. He was the former regional director of the Northwest
Region of the Federal Aviation Administration with headquarters
in Seattle, Wash. Walk was a retired lieutenant colonel from the
U.S. Air Force and a former captain for Delta Airlines. He was
an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, a member of the Air Force Association, the Retired
Officers Association, the American Legion of Annville, and the
First United Methodist Church of Palmyra. Walk was elected to
LVCs Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986 and into the Susquehanna
Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Dr. Joe Elvin Conrad '41 died Feb. 23 in Hegins at the age of 92.
He was a retired captain with the U.S. Army. He served three tours
of duty as the chief medical officer on three different ships. In
1947, Conrad began private practice in Schuylkill Haven with a
concentration on general medicine, minor surgeries, and numerous
baby deliveries. In 1958, he was board certified in radiology and
became the chief of radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital in
Lebanon. He continued in that position until his semi-retirement
in 1984. During his tenure as chief of radiology, Conrad became
recognized as one of the leading national experts on "black lung"
disease. Following his semi-retirement, he continued on staff in the
radiology department for almost 20 years, retiring at the age of 85.
Among others, Conrad was a member of the American Medical
Association, Pan-American Medical Society, American College of
Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Roentgen and
Radium Society, American College of Nuclear Medicine, and the
American Society of Medical Imaging.
Joseph W. Fauber '41 died Jan. 19 in Manheim at the age of 89.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a
first lieutenant navigator with the B-24 Liberator Bomb Group,
the Flying Tigers, for which he was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf
Cluster, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific
Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars. He was the owner of the
Joseph W. Fauber Public Accounting Office in Manheim for 25
years before retiring in 1982. Prior to that, Fauber served as the
band director for the Manheim Central School District, and an
instrumental music teacher for the Lebanon School District and
Xavier University in New Orleans, La. He was a member of St.
Pauls United Church of Christ in Manheim. He served on the
advisory board for the former Harris Savings Bank and Fulton
Bank, both in Manheim. Fauber also served as treasurer for the
Manheim Community Farm Show Association, secretary for the
board of managers for the Danner Home Manheim, president of
the Manheim Lions Club, and was a member of the Manheim
Anna Dunkle Faber McVay '48, Professor Emerita of English
Dr. Anna B> Dunkle Faber McVay '48, of Harrisburg, professor
emerita of literature at LVC, died Jan. 21 in Harrisburg. She was
94 and had been retired from the College since 1976. During
nearly all of the 22 years she taught at the Valley, from 1954 to
1976, she was known as Dr. Faber, because she was the wife
of Capt. Elmer W. Faber '62 of the Pennsylvania State Police,
whom she met and married shortly after her return to her alma
mater in 1954 as a member of the English Department.
In her first semester on the faculty at LVC, she met a new
student who was destined to become a longtime member of
the College faculty, Dr. Arthur Ford '59, professor emeritus of
English. "I first met Ann McVay (Dunkle then) on the first day
of my freshman year. She was my freshman English teacher
and subsequently, a lasting influence on my career as a college
English teacher. I found her then, and later as my colleague,
to be warm, caring, concerned, and above all a consummate
teacher. For more than 50 years she was a friend," Ford says.
The late Dr. George B. Struble, of LVC's English Department,
served as her longtime mentor and friend, she later wrote to the
College. Her first husband died in 1973, and three years later,
she married Max R. McVay. "My greatest accomplishment is
having become a mother at age 60," she wrote to the College,
referring to the two step-children from her marriage to McVay.
She retired from LVC a few months after her wedding, and
the couple settled in San Bernardino, Calif., where they lived
for 20 years. They took many vacations on freighters — some
lasting more than two months. Those trips took them all over the
world, recalls Glenn H.Woods '51, associate professor emeritus of
English. He also remembers his colleague as being very helpful
when he joined the English Department in 1965.
McVay always maintained a connection to the College as
a member of the Alumni Association and became a charter
member of LVC's G.W. Miles Rigor Society for donors in 1985.
That year, knowing she was missing the retirement festivities
of some of her LVC colleagues, McVay wrote that she hoped
their retirements would be as happy as hers. After the death of
her second husband in 1996, she wrote to the College, "I have
missed the campus, especially the students, very much and
hope to come East before long."
She returned to Harrisburg the
following year, "primarily to
get away from the heat," she
wrote. In Harrisburg, she lived
in a book-lined apartment with
splendid views of the city and
Anna was born Feb. 16,
1915, in Steelton, daughter of
Amos W. and Jennie K. (Barnet)
Dunkle. She graduated from
Steelton High School and
worked as a civilian employee
of the Signal Corps of the U.S.
Army and Air Force for five
years. She attended LVC part-
time as a commuter majoring in
English. She was a member of
LVC's Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society.
In the 1948 Quittapahiila yearbook she is described as "tall
in form and fair of face ... queenly bearing ... a dazzling smile
... meticulous in dress ... a good listener ... future Pulitzer
Prize winner ... nice to know." After graduating from the Valley
in 1948, McVay worked as an assistant librarian at LVC before
beginning her graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin.
In 1950, she earned a master's degree in English there, and
later returned to Annville to serve another year as an assistant
librarian before going back to the University of Wisconsin to earn
her doctorate in English/comparative literature. She did post-
doctoral work with the British Theatre Association in London and
at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
McVay is survived by her step-daughter, Nancy J. McVay and
her husband, Thomas J. Kovich of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.;
and a step-son, Thomas R. McVay, and his wife, Hillie, of San
Clemente, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Lebanon
Historical Association. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels in
the Manheim area and enjoyed playing the tuba for various bands
and groups throughout Lancaster County. Fauber was predeceased
by his wife, Margaret "Peg" Boyd Fauber '41, and a brother,
Lt. Col. Earl B. Fauber '36. Among others, he is survived by a
daughter, Stephanie J. Fauber '69.
Dr. Joseph Cary Touchstone '42 died July 26, 2009, in Rosemont
at the age of 87. He was born in China where, as the result of a
malaria epidemic, he received large doses of quinine. This caused
a loss of hearing at a very young age and he was taught to read lips
rather than sign.
Catharine Y. Miller '46 died Oct. 8, 2009, in York at the age of 85.
She was a retired mathematics teacher with York Suburban School
District. Miller was a member of the National Education Association,
Pennsylvania State Educators Association, National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics, and York Suburban Educational Association.
Evelyn Spitler Wild '47 died Nov. 19, 2009, in Washington Boro
at the age of 84. She taught music in Heidelberg Township Schools,
Penn Manor School District, and at Millersville State College. Wild
was the church organist for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millersville
for 23 years, where she organized and directed the bell choir and
taught Sunday school. She also directed the junior choir. Wild was a
founder, president, and charter member of the Millersville Woman's
Club, a member of the Iris Club, and the Millersville Book Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wild '47.
Harold Wild '47 died Aug. 31, 2009, in Columbia at the age of
88. He retired in 1980 from the Penn Manor School District
as the K-12 director of music. Previously, he had been the high
school band director and instrumental music teacher in the same
district. Wild played the French horn in the Lancaster Symphony
Orchestra. While in high school and also while a student at LVC,
he played French horn with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
In 1937, Wild was state champion and the second division winner
on the national level for a French horn solo competition. He served
in the U.S. Army's 7th Evacuation Hospital during World War II.
He participated in the invasion of Luzon at Lingayun Gulf and was
among the first troops to land in Japan in the army of occupation.
He was ultimately awarded four bronze stars for his service. Wild
was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millersville, where
he was the senior choir director for 23 years, as well as a Sunday
school teacher, and member of various committees. He was a
member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the
VFW Millersville Post #7294.
Dr. John A. Detweiler '48 died Dec. 25, 2009, in Florida at the
age of 85. After completing his residency, he opened a partnership
in internal medicine in Park Ridge, 111. Detweiler was a founding
member of Northwest Community Hospital and later chief of
staff and president of the medical staff. He was a clinical professor
of medicine at the University of Illinois and also associated with
Cook County Hospital. Detweiler was board certified in internal
medicine and served as the head of the Arlington Heights Board of
Health, overseeing polio vaccinations for more than 1 1 ,000 local
Dr. Anna Dunkle Faber McVay '48 died Jan. 21 in Harrisburg at
the age of 94. She was a professor emerita of literature at LVC,
having retired in 1976. McVay was a member of the alumni
associations of LVC and the University of Wisconsin, where she
received her Ph.D. (See obituary on page 40).
Luther E. Robinson '48 died Dec. 14, 2009, in Arizona at the age
of 84. A World War II veteran, Robinson retired from Hughes
Aircraft Company in 1989, and spent his retirement years
volunteering for Meals on Wheels and St. Josephs Hospital in
Arizona. He appreciated good music, could fix anything, and loved
Howard F. Lebegern '49 died Nov. 23, 2009, in Cape Coral,
Fla., at the age of 82. He retired from General Electric (RCA)
in Lancaster after 37 years of service as a manager in electronic
manufacturing. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946.
Throughout his life, he actively participated in local and state
politics in Pennsylvania, where he was a state Republican chairman
and committeeman. Lebegern also served on the Industrial
Authority of Hempfield Township. All of his adult life, he cheered
wholeheartedly for LVC sports teams and activities.
Ernest Shindel '49 died Feb. 15 in Palmyra at the age of 90. He
received a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during World
War II. After retiring from the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot, he formed
Father and Sons Masons and did odd jobs in the community. Shindel
was a member of Living Waters Chapel in Lebanon.
William J. Yingst '49 died Dec. 5, 2009, in Texas. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the 106th
Infantry in the European and American theaters. He was captured
during the Battle of the Bulge and held as a prisoner of war for
five months. Yingst worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange
Service until his retirement in 1982. He was active in the
Duncanville (Texas) Police Academy, COPS program, and teaching
55 Alive classes. Yingst was an avid traveler and especially enjoyed
cruises. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth
Whitman Yingst '48; sister-in-law, Nancy Adams Yingst '48; and
three brothers; Harold '50, Charles '54, and Ralph '55. He was
pre-deceased by his father, William Paul Yingst '18, and identical
twin brother, Paul '48.
Kathryn Noll Chernich '50 died Aug. 10, 2009, in Lebanon at
the age of 81. She had been an elementary school teacher with
the Lebanon School District for more than 35 years. She was a
member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as
the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the Amaranth, and the
White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was a member of the Pennsylvania
School Retirees Association and the Lebanon Senior Center.
Col. Elizabeth "Betty" Eicherly 50 died Feb. 19 in Palmyra
at the age of 87. She was retired from the U.S. Army and the
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg. She
was a lifetime member of the Shellsville VFW #9639.
Leroy "Lee" N. Evans Sr. '50 died Sept. 22, 2009, in Levittown
at the age of 83. He was a veteran of World War II, having served
as an infantryman, sharp shooter, and bandsman with the 36th
Division and the 3rd Infantry Division in the European Theater. He
received a number of combat citations for his service. Evans taught
instrumental music at Philadelphia's Germantown and George
Washington high schools for 34 years. He was an avid golfer at the
Langhorne Country Club and directed several golf groups.
The Rev. Roger E. Keech '50 died Jan. 7 in Chambersburg at the
age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World
War II as a bomber in the European Theater. Keech also worked at
various United Methodist churches in Myersville, Md., as well as
in York and Shippensburg from 1953 until his retirement in June
1988. During his retirement, he served as conference secretary of
Global Ministries for several years, visitation pastor at Faith United
Methodist Church in Waynesboro, and Mission Interpreter of
General and Conference Boards of Global Ministries. Keech was
a member of Faith United Methodist Church and participated on
various conference boards and committees. He was a member of
the Lions Clubs in both York and Shippensburg; the Boy Scouts of
America, where he received district awards and the Merit and Silver
Beaver awards; the York County Pollution Control Board; and the
North York Zoning Board. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Ruth Gearhart Keech '48.
Harry Eugene "Gene" Keller '50 died Jan. 1 1 in Hershey at the age
of 85. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving
the Bronze Star. Keller was the owner of Keller Real Estate &
Insurance in Richland. He was a member of Grace United Church
of Christ in Richland and was a lifetime and charter member of the
Richland American Legion, where he had been a past commander.
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Richard Deitrich '56.
Doris Eckert Ketner '50 died Dec. 8, 2009, in Cumru Township
at the age of 82. She taught music in various Berks County school
districts, including Muhlenberg, Wilson, and Conrad Weiser
from 1950 to 1960, and in the Reading School District from
1970 to 1975. She taught piano privately in her home until July
2009. Ketner was past president of the Reading Music Teachers
Association and a member of the Pennsylvania and National Music
Teachers associations and the National Piano Guild. She was an
elder, former Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir at
United Church of Christ in Temple.
John Roger Nilan '50 died Nov. 14, 2009, in Manassas, Va., at the
age of 91. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the
Asian Pacific Theater, and had been a member of the Elk's Lodge
in Fairfax, Va. He retired in 1978 from the National Archives and
Records Service in Washington, D.C., as a management analyst.
Rabbi Bernard B. Goldsmith '51 died July 25, 2009, in Rancho
Bernardo, Calif., at the age of 79. He served as chaplain assistant
in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. Goldsmith was a rabbi for
several congregations since 1964, most recendy at the Temple Sinai
in Palm Desert where he served from 1990 to 1993. On retiring,
he moved to San Diego and worked part-time as a chaplain with
the Veteran Administration Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
Richard J. Lukasiewicz '51 died Jan. 3 in Galway, N.Y., at the age
of 81. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea, and
received a certificate of commendation for his service. Lukasiewicz
began his career as a high school music teacher and band director
at the Galway Central School in Galway, N.Y. Several years later,
he was appointed high school principal and served in that position
until he retired in 1983. He was a founding member of the Galway
Lions Club and also served on the Saratoga County Board of
Cooperative Educational Services for more than a dozen years.
Dr. John Kozura '52 died Dec. 29, 2009, in Minersville at the
age of 81 . He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War
II. He practiced dentistry in Pottsville for many years before
his retirement. He was a life member of the Independent Hose
Company, Minersville; the Pottsville Lions Club; the Independent
Hunting Camp; the Minersville American Legion Post 544; the
Elks; Yorkville Hose; and the National Rifle Association.
Frank R. DeAngelis '53 died June 28, 2009, in Summit, N.J., at
the age of 77. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. DeAngelis was
a history teacher and head football coach at Orange High School
and West Orange Mountain High School in N.J. He retired in
1987. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Elizabeth Lower Theophilos '54 died Dec. 30, 2009, in Florida at
the age of 78. She was a retired school teacher and enjoyed music,
reading, cooking, tennis, and playing bridge.
Dr. Carol June Bradley '56 died July 27, 2009, in Buffalo, N.Y.,
at the age of 74. She was associate director of the music library at
the University of Buffalo (U of B) from 1967 until her retirement
in 1999. Bradley also was an adjunct professor of information and
library studies who co-directed the university's double master's
degree program in music librarianship. She also founded the
university library's Music Librarianship Archive. Prior to her career
at U of B, she worked as the librarian of the Drinker Library
of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the music
librarian of the U.S. Military Academy, and the music cataloger
at Vassar College. She was an active member of the Music Library
Association (MLA) and received the MLA Citation in 2001. In
2003, the MLA established the Carol June Bradley Award for
Historical Research in Music Librarianship. She was active in
the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and
Documentation Centres (IAML); as well as the Oral History
Association. Bradley published several books chronicling the
history of music librarianship and the lives and careers of music
librarians throughout the country.
Peter M. Crincoli '56 died Aug. 30, 2009, in Elizabeth, N.J., at the
age of 75. He was an elementary school teacher with the Newark,
N.J. public schools for 40 years before his retirement in 1994.
Crincoli was a member of the Italian American Club in Elizabeth.
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Michael F. Crincoli '49.
Jack N. Keefer '56 died Sept. 2, 2009, in Green Village at the age
of 83. He was an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy
in Emmitsburg, Md„ and an instructor in arson investigation and
detection for seven years. (Continued on page 45).
Diane M. Iglesias, Professor of Spanish
Dr. Diane M. Iglesias of Cleona, professor of Spanish, died suddenly
at home on Oct. 9 from complications of cancer. Iglesias was
teaching until about a week before she died, and most people
in the College community were not aware that she was ill. LVC
President Stephen C. MacDonald stated at a faculty meeting that
Iglesias was "a rock of this College" for more than 30 years, a very
talented teacher, and adds, with regret, that he did not have the
chance to say goodbye.
Dr. James Scott, professor emeritus of German and chair of
the Foreign Languages Department, remembers his longtime
colleague and friend this way: "Over the years, Diane Iglesias
built a reputation as an outstanding member of the faculty. As a
teacher, she engaged her students with her passion for learning
and her all-surpassing love of Spanish.
"She had numerous advisees and gave generously of her time
to help each one overcome the challenges of multiple interests,
double (and even triple) majors, ending with, 'Yes, I think we can
work it out so that you can get teaching certification with that
Iglesias won state and national recognition for her innovative
teaching methods, which emphasized the ability to communicate
rather than to simply memorize grammar and tense. Iglesias gave
in-service workshops to secondary school faculty on teaching
topics all across the country. She also was in demand in South
America and Europe for workshops and presentations for her
expertise on teaching and for her scholarship on topics such as the
use of humor in medieval and Renaissance Spain, or theater in the
Golden Age of Spain.
In 1989, Iglesias was awarded a Sears-Roebuck Foundation
Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and in
1991, she was one of six Pennsylvania educators awarded the
Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching's Salute to
"Teaching is an art," she said in the fall 1996 Valley, "and to
make it look spontaneous and to keep up the level of energy, you
have to work very hard to engage the student in front of you... It
requires a tremendous amount of planning..."
Susan Verhoek, Ph.D., professor emerita of biology, recalls her
friend as someone who was "a very gracious lady, and I think
she tried to inculcate that into her classes. She tried to teach her
students how to behave." Verhoek also remembers Iglesias as
being very cultured,
and the consummate
professional, who during
the December 2008
break "attended MLA
to interview prospective
faculty members despite
knowing she was ill and
had to leave her family
over the holidays."
were deeply involved
in planning her campus
on Oct. 15 in Miller
Chapel. The service was
coordinated by the College Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer.
Deanne Horst '11 of Lebanon says she was stunned to hear the
sad news about her professor's death, but took some comfort in a
song she heard while listening to a Spanish-language radio station.
She shared the song, Yo Te Extranare (I Will Miss You), with fellow
students, and asked that it be included in the memorial program
Horst and other students and faculty shared their affection
and warm memories of their "Doctora" at the service, and in a
memorial book that was presented to the Iglesias family. Iglesias
is survived by her husband, Dr. John H. Heffner, professor
emeritus of philosophy, who taught at the College from 1972 to
2005, and two children, a daughter, Carolyn, and a son, Andrew.
Iglesias was born in New York City and received her bachelors
and masters degrees from Queens College. She earned her
doctorate from the City University of New York. Before coming
to LVC, she taught at Wilson College and several colleges in New
York. In 1993, she received the Thomas RJjys Vickroy Award
for Distinguished Teaching at LVC. She published numerous
professional articles, traveled widely, ami was frequently invited
to speak at academic conferences. She organized workshops
for teachers, served as translator and interpreter for several
organizations, and was active in the community as a popular
speaker and presenter of children's programs.
Walt Smith '61. Director Emeritus of Special Services
Walter Lake Smith Jr. '61, FQ3 of Palmyra,
director emeritus of special services at
LVC, died suddenly Dec. 7, 2009, at the
age of 70. Smith retired from the College
in October after 47 years of service in a
variety of administrative posts.
LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald
says, "Walt Smith spent more than a half
century at the Valley as a student and an
employee. The College was his life, he
would say. This school meant everything
to him, and he reveled in his knowledge of
the lore of the place. We have lost a great
friend and colleague in Walt, and we have
lost a great repository of the College's history as well."
Two days before his death, Smith followed his usual routine
of serving as the public address announcer for LVC's ice hockey
game at the Hersheypark Arena, with his wife, Elizabeth "Betty"
Brumbaugh Smith '76 at his side as the official scorekeeper. He
then dashed over to the GIANT Center to work at the official
scorer's table between the penalty boxes. He had served as
an off-ice official for the Hershey Bears for the last 45 seasons,
working in various capacities, including public address announcer
at the team's old home at Hersheypark Arena.
Born on July 18, 1939, Smith was the son of Walter L. Smith Sr.
and Catharine L. Smith of Pleasantville, N.J. In high school, he won
awards in music and sports, was the conductor of the Pleasantville
High School choir, and was a member of New Jersey's All-State
Choir. He also served as a student assistant for sports information,
was sports editor of the yearbook, and a member of the band. He
was manager of his high school baseball team for four years.
While a student at LVC majoring in music education, Smith
worked for three-and-a-half years as a student assistant in charge
of sports publicity and sports statistics for the public relations
office, managed the baseball team, sang in the College and Chapel
choirs, and was a member of the Chorus and Glee Clubs. Smith
was also a member of the L Club and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Gregory Stanson '63, vice president emeritus for enrollment
and student services, was two years behind Smith at LVC, and
recalled the upperclassman as a "very, very dear friend" who had
a large music collection and was "very studious" in addition to
being "very active" on campus. "He was a very talented guy who
never wanted praise, never wanted the limelight," Stanson says.
Smith's involvement as a student led to his being hired as the
College's assistant director of public relations when he graduated
in 1961. He was responsible for sports publicity and assisted in
other publicity as needed. In 1963, the duties of coordinator of
conferences were added to his responsibilities.
He was very active in the Centennial Fund Campaign in the
fall of 1964, and in 1965, Smith was named assistant director of
development at LVC. In 1967, he earned a master of education
from Temple University. He served in the Pennsylvania Air National
Guard from 1961 to 1967, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. In
1969, he accepted a position as associate director of development
and director of alumni affairs at Bridgewater College in Virginia,
but he returned to LVC after 16 months when he was appointed
director of the college center and coordinator of conferences.
This time, he remained at the Valley for almost 40 years taking
on various tasks that suited his many talents. In his most recent
duties as director of special services, Smith was able to use his
technical and analytical skills to serve the College in various areas
including public safety, two-way radios, keys/locks, telephones,
and passenger vehicles.
LVC Vice President Robert A. Riley worked with Smith at the
College for the last 21 years. "No one was more devoted to this
College than Walt," says Riley. "Time and time again during his
career he stepped forward to fill an institutional need whenever or
wherever it occurred." Riley, who also served with Smith on the
Palmyra school board, notes, "No matter what he put his mind to-
voluntary or paid-Walt always went above and beyond what was
expected. It was an honor to work with him and to be able to call
him a friend."
Smith was an active and longtime member of First United
Methodist Church of Palmyra; a member of Keystone Masonic
Lodge #153 F&AM of Linwood, N.J.; and the Annville American
Legion Post 559. He was a former vice chair of the Lebanon County
Republican Committee, was elected as the Palmyra Tax Collector,
and served on the Council of Boy Scout Troop #477, Palmyra.
In addition to his wife and son, Walter L. Smith III '03, Smith
is survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas S. Brumbaugh '83.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Palmyra
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia held a two-hour memorial concert in
Smith's honor on May 9 at Kettering Comer Ice Cream Parlor.
Keefer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a
member of the Hershey Lions Club and the Green Twp. Lions Club,
where he served as president. He was a member of the Pennsylvania
State Troopers Association, the Association of Retired Police, the
Fraternal Order of Police, the Cumberland Valley Lodge #315 in
Shippensburg, and the Harrisburg Consistory. Keefer also was a
volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Mildred Osinski Teitelman '56 died Dec. 31, 2009, at the age of
75. She worked as a case aide at Danbury Hospital in Danbury,
Conn., the New York City Youth Board, and the Camden Home
for Children in Camden, N.J. Teitelman also worked as a medical
social worker at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J.,
and for the Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, N.J. She was a long-
time board member of the Camden County YMCA and a member
of the National Association of Social Workers. Among others, she
is survived by a son, Stephen A. Teitelman '92.
Harold "Buddy" Reed Webber f 56 died Aug. 4, 2009, in Towson,
Md., at the age of 77. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean
Conflict. Webber was an instrumental music teacher at Lutherville
Elementary School in Lutherville, Md., and the Pleasant Plains
Elementary School in Towson, Md., for 10 years. He had also been
an insurance agent for several insurance companies in Maryland.
Webber was a member of the Parkville, Md., American Legion,
played the trumpet in the big band group Sentimental Journey in
Baltimore, and enjoyed dancing, camping, and traveling.
Donald S. Burkhart '57 died Aug. 6, 2009, in Harrisburg at the
age of 73. He was a retired director of service and rehabilitation
for the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society in
Hershey. Burkhart was the pastor for several Evangelical United
Brethren/Methodist churches in Franklin County and Gettysburg.
He was the former field director of the Pennsylvania Easter Seal
Society in Harrisburg. In retirement, Burkhart was a part-time
courier for Nauman, Smith, Shissler and Hall, LLP, in Harrisburg.
He was a member of the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in
Mechanicsburg. Among others, he is survived by his wife, Virginia
Smedley Burkhart '58.
Jerry S. Linnekin '58 died Aug. 3, 2009, in St. James City, Fla., at
the age of 76. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during
the Korean Conflict on the USS Kula Gulf and the USS Coral Sea.
Linnekin worked at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Goddard
Space Flight Center, and New York Military Academy, where he
was first vice president. He received numerous awards as a civilian
employee of the Navy and NASA. Linnekin was a life member of
the National Rifle Association, the American Legion, Disabled
American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AMVETS.
Myles L Miller '59 died Nov. 24, 2009, in Carlisle at the age of
72. During his career Miller was employed by RCA Lancaster
and SGL Abrasives in Carlisle, and retired from Mold Base
Industries in Hummelstown. Miller was a member of the Carlisle
Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He held a private pilots
license and enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing, motorcycling,
traveling, and walking in the mountains. Among others, he is
survived by brothers, Lyle C. Miller '50 and Mark L. Miller '59.
Dr. Kenneth R. Orwig '59 died Feb. 12 in Dallastown at the age of
73. He worked for Caterpillar, Inc., primarily as a metallurgical
laboratory technician from 1973 until his retirement in 1998. Prior
to that, Orwig was an instructor of biology at Harpur College
in Binghamton, N.Y., and an assistant professor of biology at
Richmond Professional Institute. He achieved the rank of Eagle
Scout in 1951, and was awarded the Bronze Palm in 1952 and the
Gold Palm in 1953. Orwig enjoyed sketching, drawing, nature,
and the outdoors, and was a volunteer at Nixon County Park,
where he applied his knowledge and expertise in entomology.
He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in
Dallastown, where he was in the Searchers Sunday school class, and
served as an usher and on the board of trustees. Among others, he
is survived by his wife, Marjorie Cook Orwig '60.
Jean L Kelly Caruth '60 died March 7 in Miamisburg, Ohio, at
the age of 70. She was a former music teacher at schools in both
Maryland and Pennsylvania. Caruth also worked as a beauty
consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She lived in Europe for three
years and did extensive traveling. She was a choir member and
organist for Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale.
Marjorie Daniel Edmondson '60 died Oct. 15, 2009, in
Washington, D.C., at the age of 71. She was a retired travel
counselor with AAA Auto Club of Central N.J.
John W. Metka Sr. '60 died Oct. 9, 2009, at the age of 71. He was
a chemistry teacher for the Marple Newtown School District in
Newtown for 35 years, retiring in 1998. Metka coached softball
for more than 20 years and was a member of the American
Chemical Society, the National Science Teachers Association, the
National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education
Association, and the Public School Employees' Retirement
System. He also was a member of Lehigh Lodge #326 Free &
Accepted Masons, Tall Cedars, High Twelve, the Harrisburg
Consistory, a board member of the Harrisburg Masonic Learning
Center for Children, and a member of the Lutheran Church of
the Holy Spirit in Emmaus. Metka also was a member and past
president of the Alumni Association at LVC; he started LVC s
Alumni Ambassadors Program, and was a member of the awards
committee. Among others, he is survived by a daughter, Deanna
Metka Quay '84.
Daniel L Maurer '67 died March 9 in Danville at the age of 64. He
loved teaching music in both public and private schools, as well as
giving private lessons. Most of all, he enjoyed playing the trumpet
with his son at various church functions. Maurer was a member
of the Herndon camp meeting board and the Twin Pines Bible
Conference Committee. He also served as official board member,
lay delegate, steward, Sunday school teacher, and choir member
at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Ashland. He
was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Phillies fan, and loved
traveling and vacationing.
Kenneth H. Matz '69 died Jan. 23 in Harrisburg at the age of
64. He was a news anchor for Philadelphia's Channel 10 News
for more than five years in the 1990s, and retired to Florida in
1998. Prior to that, he reported the news on radio stations from
Reading to Harrisburg to Philadelphia. He started his Philadelphia
broadcasting career at radio station WIBG-AM, and joined
KYW NewsRadio in 1976. Matz left radio to start a career in
television and worked in major markets in Miami, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, and Baltimore during the next 20 years. He won
an Emmy Award in 1997 for Best News Anchor, Mid-Atlantic
Michael L O'Hara 71 died March 9 in Hershey at the age of 61.
He was a retired math teacher from the Carlisle School District. He
was a member of USA Dance, and enjoyed ballroom dancing in
addition to woodworking, gardening, and fishing. Among others,
he is survived by his wife, Evelyn Nottingham O'Hara '73.
Robert W. Johnston 73 died Aug. 2, 2009, at the age of 58.
He was employed at Community College of Allegheny County,
working in information technology. Johnston was a skilled artisan
and enjoyed restoring homes from the late 1800s.
R. Craig Martin 74 died Oct. 29, 2009, in Philadelphia at the
age of 57. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy as a
cadet captain and commander of the Mounted Battalion. Martin
was presented the ROTC Medal, which is awarded for leadership,
soldierly bearing, and excellence, by the Philadelphia Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution. He was formerly employed
by Harleysville Insurance Company in Greensboro, N.C., and
Penn National Insurance Company in Harrisburg. He served as
a captain in the U.S. Army. Martin was a member of the Robert
Burns Masonic Lodge Hummelstown American Legion Post 265;
Greensboro American Post 0053, where he served as chaplain; the
Blue Mountain Sertoma Club, where he served as treasurer; and
the Zembo Shriners of Harrisburg. He was a member of the St.
Andrew Episcopal Church where he sang in a barbershop quartet
and in the choir. Martin played on one of the first soccer teams at
LVC and for the Lower Paxton Soccer Associations over-30 team.
Among others, he is survived by a sister, Sue Martin Bower '67,
and his former wife, Karen Lee Taber '74.
Elizabeth Scott Confessore '81 died Aug. 16, 2009, in Brick,
N.J., at the age of 50. She was employed as a music teacher by the
Harrison Board of Education for 19 years. She was the director of
the high school band and chorus, and the music director of the
high school drama club. Confessore was a member of the Harrison
Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association.
She was an avid reader who also enjoyed running, snow skiing, and
Dr. Bryan G. Rowe '84 died Sept. 9, 2009, in Ellicott City, Md., at
the age of 48. An accomplished organ composer and performer, he
began his piano study at age five and composed his first piece at age
six. While in secondary school, he received a scholarship to study
organ at The Peabody Conservatory Preparatory School. He also
studied at Salisbury Cathedral and Oxford University in England,
and at The Juilliard School in New York. His anthem, "Beatitudes,"
was written in memory of the victims of the Columbine massacre.
While playing a tour in Europe, he performed an organ solo in St.
Pauls Cathedral in London. Nationally, he performed five recitals
at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and Crystal
Cathedral in Garden Gove, Calif, as well as numerous other
concerts. He produced several CDs of his works.
Darrell R. Brubaker '08 died Aug. 18, 2009, in Hershey at
the age of 57. He was employed by the State of Maryland as a
weatherization specialist. He was an avid jazz fan.
Friends of the College
The Rev. Dr. William J. Brown, H.R. f father of William J. Brown,
Jr. 79, LVC vice president of enrollment, died Nov. 23, 2009, in
Lancaster at the age of 89. Rev. Brown was executive presbyter
emeritus of the Presbytery of Donegal, serving from 1964 until his
retirement in 1990. He continued to actively serve the presbytery
for 19 years after his retirement. Rev. Brown served four years
in the U.S. Army during World War II and held degrees from
Grove City College, the University of Pittsburgh, and Western
Theological Seminary, as well as receiving an honorary doctor of
divinity degree from Grove City.
Rev. Brown served churches in Pittsburgh, Ebensburg, and
Clearfield before moving to Lancaster in 1964. He was involved
with the Lancaster County Council of Churches, a member of
the board of directors for the School District of Lancaster, an
organizer of the Millersville University Campus Ministry, and
the chair of the South Central Pennsylvania Heifer International
Committee. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 58 years,
Nancy; his son; his grandson, Craig D. Brown '07; and his great-
granddaughter, Samantha Pabon '13.
Verlena N. Gamber died Jan. 26 in Cornwall at the age of 93. She
was retired from the dining hall at LVC with more than 20 years
of service, and had previously worked for Hershey Foods Corp.
Gamber was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in
Nancy J. Gamble died Nov. 10, 2009, in Lebanon at the age of
70. She had been a cafeteria cashier at LVC. Gamble was a member
of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Lebanon, and the Lebanon
Chapter #115, Order of the Eastern Star. Among others, she is
survived by a grandson, Alex Gamble '12.
Alice Long Kohr died Aug. 1 1, 2009, in Lebanon at the age of 66.
She had been a secretary in student services from 1989 to 1998.
Kohr was a member of Tabor United Church of Christ in Lebanon.
She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. Luther K. Long '38, and
Lucille Bamberger Long '41. Among others, she is survived by a
sister, Louise Long Rahalewich '69.
Nicole Gallo, Student
From La Vie Collegienne, by Sarah Grodzinski 70*
Editor's Note: Nicole Gallo, who had completed her freshman year
as a biology major at Lebanon Valley College, was tragically killed
by an impaired driver on Aug. 14, 2009. Despite her short time as a
member of the LVC family, she made a life-long impression on her
friends and coaches as evidenced by this story and these notes.
Nicole Gallo was not an average girl. Yes, she went to school,
played sports, and hung out with friends, but she possessed a
unique quality-— a characteristic— that set her apart from others.
This characteristic was apparent to anyone that had crossed
paths with her, for they, too, were touched by the warmth of her
Nicole was tragically killed when she was struck by an impaired
driver while walking outside the Delaware County Memorial
Hospital. The woman driving the vehicle is serving up to seven
years in state prison.
It is a shame for those who never met Nicole, because her
classmates, friends, and fellow athletes could not fathom a life
without knowing her. Individuals that knew her were blessed
because of the genuine compassion and enthusiasm that she
displayed in everything she did. As a student and member of the
track team, Gallo was always cheerful and positive.
She had a favorite saying which she always quoted, "Put it in a
bubble and blow it away."
"It means if you had anything that was bad or really bothering
you to just put it in a bubble and blow it away because life is
always going to get better," explains close friend, Jerome Duncan.
"It actually works," says friend, Johanna Walker '12.
There is no doubt that this girl was loved by many people.
The day after the accident, a "RIP Nicole Gallo" Facebook group
was created in her honor, which now has nearly two thousand
members. There were more than 1,200 people at her viewing,
which lasted until midnight, and at her funeral the next day. The
LVC track team dedicated the season to Nicole and one of her
friends since elementary school, Kayly Kercy, wrote a song,
"Nicole's Song," for her and posted it on YouTube. Also at LVC,
Kenda Huffman '11 and Jen Evans, director of student activities,
designed and sold memorial t-shirts to benefit the Sunshine
Scholarship Foundation. The shirts featured a beautiful picture of
Nicole standing at the entrance gate of the Peace Garden.
A campus memorial service was held
in the chapel on Aug. 27, 2009, led by
Chaplain Fullmer. Following the service,
Nicole's parents, some of her closest
LVC friends, and the chaplain blew
bubbles in the Peace Garden and ate
"chicken fingers" in the dining hall in
her memory. The Sunshine Scholarship
Fund in memory of Nicole Gallo was
established by Nicole's parents, Donna
and Stephen, at Archbishop Prendergast
where she graduated from high school.
Addendum: The College's track and
field teams wore navy armbands with Nicole's initials in lime green
(her favorite color) for every meet this season. According to Head
Coach Melissa Weidler, "We wore the armbands to celebrate
Nicole's life and to keep her with us in our thoughts and prayers."
The team also helped raise money for the Sunshine Foundation.
In January, the track teams hosted a "Bring Your Kid to the Game"
day with the ice hockey team. Track athletes hosted tables for face
painting and bracelet and card making for children at St. Jude's
Hospital to raise almost $1,000 forThe Sunshine Scholarship Fund.
During the week of April 12, the teams collected donations
for the foundation and they held a "Wear Green Day" in Nicole's
memory. In honor of another of Nicole's favorites, butterflies,
students and friends colored paper butterflies for display on
campus. Nicole's family released 100 butterflies at her funeral.
Weidler notes, "Although Nicole is no longer with us in body,
her spirit lives on. We talk about her often and miss her beautiful
smile and contagious personality. She is sorely missed; but, we
know she would want us to be successful. The team worked hard
in her honor this season. We will always remember, celebrate,
and cherish the life she lived with us at LVC. We know our
little angel looks over us and we want her to be proud of our
*The article was updated to reflect additional information since it
was written last fall.
Summer Experiences 2010
What are students doing during their summer vacations? No need to wait
until September. Visit www.lvc.edu and read their summer blogs today.
Abby Irwin '10, Perugia, Italy Chris DeLorenzo '10, Coroico, Bolivia
Graduating with the LVC Class of 2010, Abby recently Chris will spend about five months teaching English and
earned her bachelor of science in psychology and a bache- managing the language lab and English club at the Unidad
lor of arts in music performance (voice). She is now study- Academica Campesina-Carmen Pampa, a small rural col-
ing abroad with the six-week summer program in Italy. lege in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes.
Greg Kennelty '12, South Belmar/Lake Como, NJ.
An English communications major, Greg is interning at
WRAT Radio in Lake Como, NJ. this summer. Greg is
also the chairperson of WLVC Radio and a technician for
media services on campus.
Rosemary Bucher '14, Palmyra, Pa.
A fourth generation Dutchman, Rosemary is preparing for
her freshman year at LVC. A digital communications and
music performance (voice) double major, read her sum-
mer journey as she becomes a Dutchman in her own right.
Katie Deppen '13, Germany
An early childhood major, Katie is spending the summer
traveling around Germany. She will be teaching German
students English through YoYo Camps.
Angel Walker '14, Wilmington, Del.
Having just graduated high school, Angel shares his sum-
mer experience of working in Dallas, Texas before heading
to Annville as a math secondary education major.
Coming This Fall
In addition to news, photos, and the online companion to The Volley, there's
still more to come at www.lvc.edu.
In addition to a comprehensive history of LVC, the L-Online will
include information on College traditions, lore, and buildings.
A Virtual Tour of Lebanon Valley College
Created with students from the Valley's Digital Communications
Department, the vitural tour with provide a first look at LVC's
spacious campus and academic buildings and include video
descriptions hosted by LVC students.
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ve one of the greatest sports on the planet; unfortunately, it also is one of the most expensive.
My financial limitations, due to my parent's divorce and loss of our home, did not allow me to meet
the high cost of ice hockey gear, travel, and ice time. So, I stopped playing the sport competitively,
gave up my dream of playing professionally, and instead focused on a career that would enable me
to help people and my family. Now, thanks to you, I'm working toward my dream of one day owning
a physical therapy clinic.
Since I was 17, I've been financially independent and working to provide for myself. I knew I wanted
to go to college, but I was unsure of how to do it on my own. Through your generous gifts to The
Valley Fund, you're helping to make my dream become a reality. Your support funds the Vickroy
Scholarship that provides 50 percent of my tuition. I am inspired every day to work hard because
people like you believe in me. Not only have you helped make my career dreams become a reality,
you also have helped me find my true home at LVC.
Thank you, your gifts will continue to allow me and many other students to achieve our dreams.
To make your gift, call 1.866.GIVE.LVC, use the enclosed return envelope,
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The Classes of 2000 and 2005 will cel-
ebrate reunions during the Post-Game
Tent Party and numerous activities are
being planned for graduates of all class-
es. The Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and
Induction Ceremony, Parent's Breakfast
Ghost Tour, and Post-Game Tent Party
are all on the schedule, as well as several
home athletic contests.